Cultural Studies Graduate Group
Winter 2019 Colloquium Series
Solidarity Across Species
Dr. Sunaura Taylor
Dr. Taylor will be sharing her work on Beasts of Burden as part of the Cultural Studies Colloquium series. Beasts of Burden suggests that issues of disability and animal justice—which have heretofore primarily been presented in opposition—are in fact deeply entangled. Fusing philosophy, memoir, science, and the radical truths these disciplines can bring—whether about factory farming, disability oppression, or our assumptions of human superiority over animals—Taylor draws attention to new worlds of experience and empathy that can open up important avenues of solidarity across species and ability.
Sunaura Taylor is an artist and writer based in Tucson, Arizona and the author of Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation (The New Press). She has written for AlterNet, American Quarterly, BOMB, Monthly Review, Qui Parle, and Yes! magazine and has contributed to the books Ecofeminism, Defiant Daughters, Occupy!, Stay Solid, and Infinite City. Taylor and Judith Butler's conversation is featured in the film Examined Life and the book of the same name, published by The New Press.
Co-sponsors: HATCH: feminist arts + science shop, Cultural Studies, Feminist Research Institute, Performance Studies, and American Studies