Digital Animus In The Age Of Liberation With Jodi Byrd On Thursday's Access Utah

Apr 7, 2020

Credit Cornell University

Jodi Byrd joined Tom Williams to discuss the next lecture in the USU College of Humanities’ Tanner Talks series: “Digital Animus in the Age of Liberation.”

Jodi A. Byrd is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and associate professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she works on critical Indigenous studies, queer Indigenous studies, and critical technology studies. Her talk examines the videogame “Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation” to explore how this media illuminates the complex dynamics of empire, settler colonialism, and Indigenous dispossession.