Mark your calendars: 

Tuesday, 2/21 at 6:00pm

Bethany Hughes, Assistant Professor in Native American Studies & Department of American Culture and CWPS 2022 Faculty Fellow will share about their collaborative research project titled Performing Indigenous Networks.

Hughes' research project seeks to understand Indigenous networks of cultural production as active processes and interconnected sets of relationships and resources that influence the possibilities and practices of Indigenous artists. It is motivated by the question, "How do Indigenous creatives produce work while navigating the constraints of existing networks of production and forge new networks in the process?" In this talk Hughes will explore the process and practices mutually developed between the artists and scholars of the team. Attending to the ways communication, goals, skills, investments, and commitments align and misalign she will articulate the process the team is undertaking and the challenges inherent in building an equitable, ethical, and reciprocal research project.

Bethany Hughes is a cultural historian and performance scholar interested in how performance constructs culturally recognizable categories and offers possibilities to resist or remake those same categories. Her book project draws on the fields of Native American Studies, Theatre, and Performance Studies asking questions about racialization, representation, authenticity, and authority. Hughes is also interested in federal Indian law, musical theatre, and how economic and organizational structures shape cultural production. 

Free & open to the public
1405 East Quad
701 E. University Ave.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.