Fall 2022 Series of Urgent Conversations Toward Just Ecological Futures

           Decolonizing Place: A Conversation

                            with Eve Tuck

The Clement A. Price Institute invites you to join us in-person and by live stream for Decolonizing Place: A Conversation with Eve Tuck that launches our Fall 2022 Series of Urgent Conversations Toward Just Ecological Futures.

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Conversation RecordingAbout Eve Tuck | About DiscussantsEssay: “Decolonization is Not a Metaphor” Book Series | The Henceforward Podcast

Drawing on her influential article  Decolonization is Not a Metaphor” (2012) co-authored with K. Wayne Yang, and her current book series, “Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education: Mapping the Long View”, co-edited by Linda Tuhiwai Smith and K. Wayne Yang (2019), Eve Tuck will share about her latest work on decolonization in relationship to land education and Indigenous knowledge production. We will explore the major applications of her work that spans critical land studies, geography, Indigenous feminist thought and participatory research. Discussants will then join Tuck for lively conversations on decolonizing place from the perspectives of Indigenous knowledges, the African American colonial period, and land education.


Peggy King Jorde is a cultural projects consultant with an international practice in cultural heritage advocacy for marginalized communities. She led the efforts that realized the New York African Burial Ground Memorial and Interpretive Center, which precipitated her becoming a principal subject and impact producer for the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival documentary "A Story of Bones." It is a film about the struggle to protect a burial ground site in the South Atlantic for enslaved Africans direct from the Middle Passage.

Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen is a historian, curator, writer, and dumpster diver devoted to anti-racist, anti-colonialist democratic participatory storytelling, scholarship, and opening up archives, museums, organizations, and classroom spaces to the stories and realities of those excluded and deemed “unfit” in master narratives. Professor Tchen has been honored to be the Inaugural Clement A. Price Professor of Public History & Humanities at Rutgers University – Newark and Director of the Clement Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture & the Modern Experience, since Fall 2018. Decolonizing the histories of Newark, NYC, and our estuarial bioregion is his primary focus. He is a Professor in the Federated Department of History, Rutgers-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology.


About Eve Tuck 

Eve Tuck is an award-winning Indigenous (Unangax̂) scholar who is internationally regarded for her contributions to educational research and Indigenous studies. She has worked closely with diverse urban and rural communities to conduct research that improves education and social policy, particularly for disadvantaged and marginalized youth.

Eve Tuck is Associate Professor of Critical Race and Indigenous Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and the founding director of the Tkaronto CIRCLE Lab at the University of Toronto. She was a William T. Grant Scholar (2015-2020) and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2012). Tuck founded a groundbreaking book series on Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education. Her co-authored article, “Decolonization is Not a Metaphor” (2012), was the lead article in the founding issue of the open-access refereed journal Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society. She makes a podcast with graduate students at the University of Toronto called The Henceforward on relationships between Indigenous and Black communities on Turtle Island.

Beyond her scholarly impact, Tuck’s work exemplifies socially engaged research that is conducted with and for the benefit of working class, racialized, and Indigenous communities including her recent William T. Grant Foundation project, Migrant Youth, Deferred Action and Postsecondary Outcomes. Because of the social impact of her work as well as her respectful engagement with communities, Tuck is a sought-after collaborator by NGOs, governments, and community-based organizations.

Tuck is Unangax̂ and is an enrolled member of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska.


About the Fall 2022 Series of Urgent Conversations Toward Just Ecological Futures

The Clement A. Price Institute launches the Fall 2022 Series of Urgent Conversations Toward Just Ecological Futures with the recognition that multidisciplinary scholarship and cross-community exploration of the regional urgencies on land, water, place, and climate, would greatly expand the public dialogue and action toward just ecological futures. This inaugural series strives to break down silos of knowledge and practice by gathering outstanding thinkers devoted to Indigenous knowledges, African Indigenous knowledges, earth and environmental sciences, critical land studies, geography, and the arts. The Price Institute is committed to cultivating deep historical understanding of and working toward just ecological futures in our region and beyond. The series will be held monthly in-person and by live stream for the general public. We especially invite Rutgers faculty and students working in the sciences, arts, and humanities and professional, applied practitioners from across the four campuses of Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, and HSAB.


If you would like more information or have questions about the series, please email us at priceinstitute@newark.rutgers.edu