Grief and an Indigenous Feminist’s Rage: A Conversation with Dr. Shannon Speed

Shannon Speed, Director of UCLA Center for American Indian Studies Center
Thursday, February 6, 9:00-10:30 AM
UNC Anthropology Department Lounge, Alumni Building 313A

This conversation on gender violence, fieldwork, and the generative spade of embodied knowledge production will be structured as a dialogue and Q&A on an unpublished manuscript chapter Dr. Speed has shared with us, Grief and an Indigenous Feminist’s Rage: The Embodied Field of Knowledge Production. Building upon the classic work of Renato Rosaldo and more recent interventions by Maya Berry and colleagues on a fugitive anthropology, in this piece, Dr. Speed reflects on her experience doing fieldwork with Indigenous women migrants incarcerated in U.S. immigration detention centers, offering a personal account of her own feminist activist research and considering the relevance of embodied experience for the knowledge we produce.

*Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to to reserve a seat with “Grief and an Indigenous Feminist’s Rage” in the subject line, please share your full name, departmental affiliation, and position or program of study. Walk ins are welcome, pending availability of space.


Digital Storytelling with Indigenous Nations

Pamela Klassen, Religious Studies and Anthropology
University of Toronto
February 25, 2020, Time and Location at UNC TBD


41st Annual Minority Health Conference – Truth to Power: Exercising Political Voice to Achieve Health Equity

Friday, February 28, 2020 at the William and Ida Friday Center, Chapel Hill

Truth to Power recognizes a critical need for a more just and truthful world to improve our society. Historically, the courageous voices of people with less access to power have fueled movement-making and actions to disrupt resistive power structures. This year’s conference will focus on the tools and approaches we need to uplift marginalized voices, embolden effective leadership, and create policy that is community-driven and grounded in equity.


Photovoice Methodology

Alex Lightfoot and Geni Eng, Health Behavior
Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-CH
February/March, Time and Location at UNC TBD


Comparative Ethnographic Methods and Deliberative Public Engagement on How People in Nepal Enact and Participate in Democracy

Katherine Rankin, Geography
University of Toronto
Late Fall or March/April, Time and Location at UNC TBD


**GCPR students, please remember to keep track of the workshops you have attended as part of your certificate requirements using the workshop tracking form**