May 21, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. EST
Join Simón Ventura Trujillo in celebrating the publication of his new book, Land Uprising! The event will be held by the Postcolonial Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium on Zoom, and will include a reading and discussion by Dean Saranillo followed by (bring your own!) refreshments. Register for the event here.
Land Uprising reframes Indigenous land reclamation as a horizon to decolonize the settler colonial conditions of literary, intellectual, and activist labor. Simón Ventura Trujillo argues that land provides grounding for rethinking the connection between Native storytelling practices and Latinx racialization across overlapping colonial and nation-state forms.
Simón Ventura Trujillo is an assistant professor of Latinx studies in the Department of English at New York University. His research and teaching dwell on the intersections between Chicanx and Indigenous literary and cultural studies within broader matrices of U.S. multiethnic literatures. His work has appeared in journals such as Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studiesand the Journal of Critical Ethnic Studies.