Reading Group: Mapurbe, January 28, 2015


Welcome to a new semester!

We’ve set the first meeting of the semester for Wednesday, January 28th at 3pm, in response to previous concerns about our later meeting times conflicting with childcare schedules.

After last semester’s foray into the fieldwork of various faculty and Liu Scholars, this semester we’re thinking of returning to the reading group format, with the possibility to sponsor or host other events (workshops, etc.).

For next week’s session we’ll be reading the article “Mapurbe: Spiritual decolonization and the Word in the Chilean Mierdópolis” (Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014, pp. 23-47) by Sandra Collins, which we’ve attached here. This article combines interests of various members of the group (Latin American literature, decolonization, indigeneity, etc.) so it should prove to be an interesting conversation.

The Liu is implementing a new policy on booking space, so for the foreseeable future we’ll be meeting in Room 121 of the Liu Institute (instead of the Board Room).