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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Mutant, Creole, Hybrid, Queer: Agro-Eugenics and the Racial Violence of Capitalist Ecologies

2:30 pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
3:30 pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
CAS 132
Seminar Series on Race, Justice, and Environment features Emma Gaalaas Mullaney, Bucknell University // Why do we organize global agricultural production in the ways we do? How does this impact the lives of those who grow and eat (and become) food? How are struggles to protect biodiversity connected to struggles for social justice? This paper uses feminist, queer, and critical race theory to investigate how we do agriculture, and the political implications therein. I explore how questions of gendered and racial violence, genocide, and colonial oppression, are implicated in our practices of plant breeding, the design of our food systems, and the meanings we lend to interspecies relationships. // Sponsored by the Department of Earth & Environment