Beyond Settler Sex and Family: Kim TallBear in Conversation

Monday, Oct 25, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location is ADA accessible

The Berkeley Center for New Media presents:

Beyond Settler Sex and Family: Kim TallBear in Conversation

with Kim TallBear
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

Moderated by Marcelo Garzo Montalvo

Presented as part of the History and Theory of New Media lecture series as part of the Indigenous Technologies Initiative. Co-sponsored by the Center for Race and Gender, American Cultures, Anthropology, The Program in Critical Theory, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program.

Register for the Zoom link here!

About Kim TallBear

Kim TallBear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) (she/her) is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. She is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. In addition to studying the genome sciences disruptions to Indigenous self-definitions, Dr. TallBear studies colonial disruptions to Indigenous sexual relations. She is a regular panelist on the weekly podcast, Media Indigena. You can follow her research group at She tweets @KimTallBear.

About Marcelo Garzo Montalvo

Marcelo Garzo Montalvo (he/they) is a musician, danzante (ceremonial dancer), and Ethnic Studies scholar-activist. He is a first-generation im/migrant of Mapuche, Chilenx and Spanish descent. Their teaching and research focus on comparative and critical Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Ethnic Studies and Dance and Performance Studies. They hold a B.A., M.A. and PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. His dissertation, Mitotiliztli <——> Teochitontequiza: Danza as a Way of Knowing (2020), explores Anahuacan ceremonial dance (Danza Mexica-Azteca-Tolteca-Chichimeca) as an embodied form of Indigenous science, philosophy, art, spirituality and politics. His other fields of study include critical science and technology studies, decoloniality and social movements for food, healing, environmental and ecological justice.

About Indigenous Technologies

Indigenous Technologies is a program of the Berkeley Center for New Media that engages questions of technology and new media in relation to global structures of indigeneity, settler colonialism and genocide in the 21st century. Our Indigenous Tech events and ongoing conversations with Indigenous scholars and communities aim to critically envision and reimagine what a more just and sustainable technological future can look like. We will highlight Indigenous engagements with robotics, computer science, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, social media, online activism, video games, and more.

Read a full description of the program and find more resources here.


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