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Harkness to Present Award-Winning Research


Friday, December 3, 2021 - 15:30

The Museum Studies Research Paper Presentations, hosted by the School of Art, will take place on December 3, at 3:30 p.m. School of Anthropology Ph.D. student Rebecca Harkness is the recipient of the Ph.D. Prize and will be presenting her research based on a paper she wrote for Assistant Professor Lindsay Montgomery’s class, ANTH 696: Indigenous Theory. Rebecca is currently developing the paper, titled “May the Ancestors Be with You: Indigenous Futurisms in ‘The Force is with Our People’ at the Museum of Northern Arizona,” into a full-length article for a special series with American Anthropologist that Dr. Montgomery is co-editing with Heather Law-Pezzarossi on Indigenous Futurities in Anthropology. Rebecca’s paper and the special series take up the concept of Indigenous Futurities as an alternative lens that rejects narratives of Indigenous erasure, assimilation, and disappearance and instead presents Indigenous peoples as part of modernity. Her paper/article does this by examining how Indigenous communities in Arizona have Indigenized the sci-fi classic Star Wars in ways that assert Indigenous presence within a fictionalized future universe.

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Anthro News Digest date: 11/12/2021