29 min

Episode 8: Spring 2022 Colloquium Series w/ Dr. Julietta Singh Second Nature

    • Society & Culture

As part of GMU's Cultural Studies colloquium series in Spring 2022, first-year PhD student Aparna Shastri interviews Associate Professor of English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dr. Julietta Singh. Her first academic book, Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements has emerged as a vital theoretical touchstone for global scholars and artists grappling with the politics of mastery that drive our professional, political, and personal pursuits. Her second book, No Archive Will Restore You turns theory into creative praxis through an experimental meditation on the body as a plural and porous archive. In her newest work, The Breaks, Dr. Singh pens a long letter to her young daughter about race, inheritance, and queer mothering at the end of the world. In this interview, Dr. Singh talks about her work and its important contextualization in decolonial studies. 

As part of GMU's Cultural Studies colloquium series in Spring 2022, first-year PhD student Aparna Shastri interviews Associate Professor of English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dr. Julietta Singh. Her first academic book, Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements has emerged as a vital theoretical touchstone for global scholars and artists grappling with the politics of mastery that drive our professional, political, and personal pursuits. Her second book, No Archive Will Restore You turns theory into creative praxis through an experimental meditation on the body as a plural and porous archive. In her newest work, The Breaks, Dr. Singh pens a long letter to her young daughter about race, inheritance, and queer mothering at the end of the world. In this interview, Dr. Singh talks about her work and its important contextualization in decolonial studies. 

29 min