Postcolonial Expert Kevin Bruyneel to Speak at Stonehill
February 22, 2012
Babson College Politics Professor Kevin Bruyneel will present "Collective Memory, Political Time, and the Calendar: The Disavowal of Racial Hierarchy and Settler Colonialism in the United States" in the Martin Auditorium on Wednesday, February 29 at 6 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, is a part of the Martin Institute's ongoing theme on Indigenous Peoples.
Bruyneel received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the New School for Social Research in 2001, and has taught at Babson since then. His research, which focuses on the political relationship between the United States and indigenous people from the U.S. Civil War to now utilizing the insights of postcolonial theory, culminated in his first book, "The Third Space of Sovereignty: The Postcolonial Politics of U.S.-Indigenous Relations."
The book offers fresh insights on such topics as the end of treaty-making in 1871, U.S. citizenship in the 1920s, native politics during the civil rights era, and the current issues surrounding casinos.
For Bruyneel's next project, he is exploring questions of race, gender and national memory in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Along with teaching History and Society foundations classes and intermediate classes on American Politics and Political Thought at Babson, he teaches advanced courses on Native American Politics, the American Presidency, and Justice, Revenge and Defeat.
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