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Vanessa Agard-Jones (‘13-‘14) on “Body Burdens: Toxic Endurance and Decolonial Desire in Martinique”

Fellows, SOF Fellows

March 5, 2015
Headshot of Vanessa Agard-Jones

Alumna Fellow Vanessa Agard-Jones ('13-'14) will give a talk on March 6 at Columbia on the topic of "Body Burdens: Toxic Endurance and Decolonial Desire in Martinique."

Lecture details:
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 4:10pm
963 Schermerhorn Extension
Scheps Memorial Lectures and Workshops

Agard-Jones is an Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. She earned her PhD from the joint program in Anthropology and French Studies at New York University, where she was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow and recipient of the Bourse Chateaubriand. A political anthropologist specializing in the study of gender and sexuality in the African diaspora, her ethnographic research focuses on the intersections of sexual and environmental politics and their relationship to debates about sovereignty in the (French) Caribbean.