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Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the Sacred Stone Camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. 25 August 2016 Credit: Tony Webster. Right Image (courtesy of Dylan Rodríguez) Sign from mass demonstration in Downtown Riverside, CA. 1 June 2020
Decolonizing Humanism(?) Initiative
PI: Dylan Rodríguez
Decolonizing Humanism(?) encourages inter-/trans-/anti-disciplinary collaborations that address the categories of ‘human’ and ‘humanism’ as formations of colonial power/violence.
This stream of activity and programming centers knowledge, archival, and aesthetic practices that challenge the presumptive coherence of the ‘humanities’ as such, including canonical and hegemonic institutionalizations. This collaborative labor aspires to cultivate conversations and connection across intellectual sites, within and beyond university and academic spaces.
“The Decolonizing Humanism(?) initiative has collaborated or will collaborate with organizations that include:”
UCR as a center of gravity
Collaborations and Community Engagement Beyond UCR
By Dylan Rodríguez Dear UCR colleagues, students, and staff, It is an honor to begin my third year as Co-Director of the Center for Ideas and Society. I am excited about the Fall 2023 schedule of events for the Decolonizing Humanism(?) programming stream, including a lecture and performance by globally renowned scholar, lawyer, and activist Dr. Ana Flauzina (UCR Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2023) on October 30-31 (in person) and “On Violence: Fall 2023 Experimental Study Sequence” (online). Clickable link to participate in the “On Violence” sequence is here. I invite you and anyone who may be interested to join the “On Violence” study sequence over the course of the Fall quarter. Below this note is a list of the online study sessions for “On Violence,” featuring some of the most significant emerging and established scholars in their fields of study. I have taken great pleasure in collaborating with faculty and students from across the UCR campus and UC system over the last couple [...]
By Dylan Rodríguez It continues to be a privilege and pleasure to participate in shaping the work of the Center for Ideas and Society. I trust that this brief correspondence will help encourage you to attend, participate in, and organize activities that reflect the experimental, inter/trans/counter/anti-disciplinary, creative character of the Center. As always, please feel free to reach out to me if you have ideas or questions: dylanrodriguez73.CIS@gmail.com Success! AFD Grant update I'm happy to report that the Faculty Commons Project will continue to be supported through 2023-2024 as a result of our successful application for renewal of the UC Advancing Faculty Diversity (AFD) grant. I especially wish to acknowledge the Center’s Executive Katharine Henshaw and Grants and Finance Analyst Kathy Ann Hitchens for collaborating with me on this successful grant renewal. Crucially, the AFD grant will enable the expansion of the Faculty Commons Project to include two new and vital components: the creation of a Queer and Trans Studies Faculty Commons Group, [...]
For more information or to propose a project/event/collaboration, contact Dylan Rodríguez.