Native American Science Fiction Lecture Sponsored by Chass Departments

By Laila Rashid, CHASS Dean’s Office Student Intern
April 15, 2013

Today a lecture will be presented by Dr. Grace Dillon, associate professor of Indigenous Nations Studies and Coordinator of Popular Culture at Portland State University, entitled “Makwa Reelism: Transnational Indigenous Science Fiction Film and Television.” This lecture is sponsored by the English department, the Media and Cultural Studies department and the Costo Chair for Native American Studies. Considered a pioneer of the study of Native American science fiction, she has instigated revolutionary discussions on the relationships among science, colonialism, and science fiction.  For the last three years, her work on Indigenous Futures Films has been featured at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. She is the editor of two collections and numerous articles on the subject. The free event will be held in INTS 1113 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a reception following. For information on visitor parking please refer to http://parking.ucr.edu/.

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