Kris Sealey - lecture
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 4:00 PM
- 5:00 PM
Duke Hall Gallery Court
This event is free and open to the public.
The College of Arts & Letters’ Visiting Scholars program and Furious Flower present “This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land: Identity, Difference, and the Nation,” philosopher Kris Sealey’s talk based on her current book project, Creolizing the Nation: The Argument for an Alternative Ontology, in which she offers Creole spaces as a model of nation/home-building that resists xenophobia and fear of difference.
Kris Sealey is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and the director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Fairfield University. She graduated from Spelman College in 2001 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Philosophy. She received both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from The University of Memphis and does research in the areas of Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Race and Postcolonial Theory. Her published articles on Jean-Paul Sartre, Emmanuel Levinas and the philosophy of race can be found in Levinas Studies, Research in Phenomenology, the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, as well as Continental Philosophy Review. Her book, Moments of Disruption: Levinas, Sartre and the Question of Transcendence, was published in December 2013 with SUNY Press. Her current book project is on the relationship between creolization and nationalism.