Colonizing Bodies: A Panel on Sexual Violence in Colonialism

Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine, in conjunction with:Lucha
ISO (International Socialist Organization)
SEEJ (Students for Environmental and Economic Justice)
Radical CUNTS (College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism)
Men’s Peer Education (a program of Sexual Violence Response)
Middle East House
Anthropology Department

Proudly invites you to a panel exploring how sexual violence, violence that affects the bodies of colonized populations on a daily basis and that plugs into gendered forms of power relations, is part of the colonial experience.
The Event will be held in Sulzberger Parlor, on the 3rd floor of Barnard Hall on Friday, February 24th from 6pm-8pm.The distinguished names on this panel are:

Chair: Audra Simpson (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University)


Jasbir Puar (Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times ). Professor Puar will focus on the Middle East, especially Palestine and Iraq.

Andrea Ritchie (member of the National Collective of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence). Ms. Ritchie will be addressing the situation of African American communities in the US

Andrea Smith (Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside, the author of Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, and a member of INCITE!). Professor Smith will address the centrality of sexual violence to the genocidal project and how it continues until now through various policies that affect the bodies of Native women.

A link to the Facebook event can be found here.
A map of campus can be found here.