Graham Storey Lecture, Monday 24 October 2022

The 2022 Graham Storey Lecture will be held on 24 October at 5.15pm in Lady Mitchell Hall on the Sidgwick Site.

This year’s lecture, “Art & Political Ecology: Extraction” will be given by Hazel V Carby, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Professor Emeritus of American Studies at Yale University. Professor Carby is the author of–most recently– Imperial Intimacy: A Tale of Two Islands, which won the British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding in 2020 and was also shortlisted for the 2020 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.

Abstract: I open by questioning the efficacy and ethics of ontologically siloed exclusive ways of knowing and belonging in the university. The concept of extraction gains multiple meanings through an analysis of the corporate university’s self-serving but otherwise vacuous gestures toward diversity, equity and inclusion while maintaining financial ties to fossil fuels. This lecture acts as an introduction to my project on the political ecologies of contemporary indigenous and black environmental art practices.

For more details, please see the poster for the Graham Storey Lecture 2022