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CHE Environmental Colloquium – Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

"On Measurement: Apparatus and Variable in the Ecology of Race"

Event Details

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
12-1 p.m.
In Jacques Derrida’s Of Spirit, the late philosopher provocatively asks, “Is a metaphysics of race more or less serious than a naturalism or biologism of race?” Dr. Jackson’s lecture will offer a meditation on the material consequences of the metaphysics of race for “the body” by asking another question, “Is ‘the body’ metaphysical?” Dr. Jackson will argue that it is and provide an analysis of what metaphysics does to materiality, nature, and biology.