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Apr 13 2023

Tiffany King: “Relations of Survival: Building a Black and Indigenous Feminisms in the Midst of War”

Surviving the Long Wars Virtual Scholarly Series

April 13, 2023

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time

A maroon poster with text announcing a virtual lecture by Tiffany King on Thursday, April 13th. The project’s title 'Surviving the Long Wars' is written in large text at the top of the flyer along with 'Tiffany King'. The poster has a headshot of King, her bio, and details about the series.

We are excited to announce the seventh virtual seminar in the series by Tiffany King, associate professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Virginia, on Thursday, April 13th, 2023 at 3:30 pm CT. The talk will be moderated by NEH Veteran Fellow and artist Gerald Sheffield.

Tiffany Lethabo King (her/they) is a descendant of African people enslaved in the US South. King is an associate professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Virginia. She is also a co-director of the Black and Indigenous Feminist Futures Institute (BIFFI) funded by the Mellon Foundation. King currently lives and works on Monacan lands.

King is the author of The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies (Duke University Press, 2019). As a scholar and teacher, she is committed to thinking about how centuries-long relationships between Black and Indigenous peoples have provided openings to alternative pasts, presents, and futures. Black and Indigenous liberation struggles informed by feminist and queer politics, artistic production, and quotidian acts of survival and experimentation inspire her forthcoming scholarly and community building work.

This is a virtual webinar event taking place on Zoom and is free and open to the public. It will have live captioning. For any other access requests, please contact Zaynab Hilal at

SURVIVING THE LONG WARS explores the multiple overlapping histories that shape our understanding of warfare, as well as the alternative visions of peace, healing, and justice generated by diverse communities impacted by war. The project begins with a virtual scholarly series at the nexus of critical ethnic studies, native/Indigenous studies, and Middle Eastern Studies on the histories and futures of native rebellion alongside contemporary US militarism and warfare. The seminar series is part of a year-long UIC class and NEH “Dialogues on the Experience of War” discussion program taught by veteran artist Aaron Hughes. The project culminates in the second Veteran Art Triennial and Summit, in Spring 2023, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, and Newberry Library.

SURVIVING THE LONG WARS is organized by Aaron Hughes, Ronak K. Kapadia, Therese Quinn, Joseph Lefthand, and Amber Zora with support from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Institute for the Humanities Innovation Grant, UIC Award for Creative Activity, Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Newberry Library, DEMIL Art Fund, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Dialogues on the Experiences of War Grant. Special thanks to the Disability Cultural Center, the Native American Support Program, and the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center at UIC.


Zaynab Hilal

Date posted

May 25, 2023

Date updated

Jun 13, 2023