Elizabeth Povinelli 2020 Theorist in Residence at CalArts

Anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli will be 2020 Theorist in Residence at CalArts in the MA in Aesthetics and Politics Program.

August 01, 2019

Elizabeth Povinelli is Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University where she has also been the director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the codirector of the Centre for the Study of Law and Culture. Povinelli’s work focuses on developing a critical theory of late liberalism that would support an anthropology of the otherwise. Informed primarily by settler colonial theory, pragmatism, and critical theory, this potential theory of the otherwise has unfolded primarily from within a sustained relationship with her Indigenous Karrabing colleagues in north Australia and across five books, numerous essays, and six films with the Karrabing Film Collective.

As part of her tenure as Theorist in Residence, Povinelli will be delivering two public lectures in Los Angeles.