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American Indian Voices in Horse Histories with Kelsey Dayle John, PhD (Diné)


Free Online Lecture

American Indian Voices in Horse Histories with Kelsey Dayle John, PhD (Diné)

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

Kelsey John, PhD (Diné) will explore several aspects of horse origin stories through a Native American lens. Using a critical view of place and the more than human world, she highlights some important misconceptions about how we view the horse’s history in relationship with other narratives about Indians, lands, and the settlement of the Americas. In her work, Kelsey discusses the importance of viewing horses as agents, persons, and teachers who have something to say about their own histories.

Kelsey Dayle John, PhD (Diné) is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in American Indian Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies. Her work is centered on animal relationalities, particularly horse/human relationships as ways of knowing, healing, and decolonizing education. Alongside her work in Indigenous animal studies, Kelsey’s research interests also include: Indigenous feminisms, decolonizing methodologies, and Tribal College and Universities. She finds her theoretical locations within transnational feminism, Indigenous studies, settler colonial studies, Diné Studies, and foundations of education.

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Mar 13 2021


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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