Tuesday, March 6, 20127:30 p.m.Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center“An Auto-Ethnography of Indigenous Sexuality and Healing”David ShorterAssociate Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of World Arts and CultureUniversity of California, Los Angeles
http://www.davidshorter.comAfter receiving his PhD in the History of Consciousness, David held a Mellon post-doctoral fellowship at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and then was a professor at Indiana University in Bloomington. Currently he is a professor of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California Los Angeles where he teaches courses on research methodologies, indigenous worldviews, and paranormal studies. Working across media platforms, his own work has entailed academic articles, poetry, websites, acting, and a forthcoming social media app that involves revitalization of an indigenous language. His first book, We Will Dance Our Truth, won last year’s Chicago Prize for best book published that year in folklore studies. He is also currently at work on an auto-ethnographic study of sexuality and healing among the Yaquis of northwest Mexico.
Scripps College Humanities Institute spring 2012 series - "'Continuing Invasion': Resistance, Resilience, and Re-invention among North American Indigenous Peoples"