Roberta Hill on Indigenous Futurism
September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Through his work, Jeffrey Gibson imagines future possibilities by uniting traditions of the past with current socio-political shifts that are reshaping society. Roberta Hill will discuss Indigenous futurism within the context of Gibson’s art. Indigenous futurism seeks to reinvent science fiction genres through incorporation of Indigenous stories, knowledge, and perspectives.
Roberta Hill is professor of English and American Indian Studies at the UW-Madison, where she teaches courses on twentieth century literature and history; race, gender, class and ethnicity; and American Indian literature, among other subjects. Professor Hill is also a poet of Wisconsin Oneida heritage and author of Star Quilt, Philadelphia Flowers: Poems, and Cicadas: New and Selected Poems.