Audra Simpson

CSER and Anthropology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Email as3575@columbia.edu
Office 857 Schermerhorn Extension
Phone 212-854-7347

 

Prof. Simpson's primary research is energized by the problem of recognition, by its passage beyond (and below) the aegis of the state into the grounded field of political self-designation, self-description and subjectivity. She is interested in those formations of citizenship and nationhood that occur in spite of state power and imposition and in particular and works at every turn to enter the fields of anthropology and Native American Studies into a critical and constructive dialogue with each other. Prof. Simpson's most recent research examines the borders of time, history and bodies across and within what is now understood to be the United States and Canada. She is author of Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States (2014) Durham: Duke University Press and Theorizing Native Studies (co-edited with Andrea Smith, 2014) Durham: Duke University Press.

 

Relevant links: Mohawk InterruptusTheorizing Native Studies

CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.

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