Kelly Fayard - Ethics in Research and Methods: Notes from a Native Anthropologist

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Venue:SIPA 103 and online

Ethics in Research and Methods: Notes from a Native Anthropologist

Friday, February 4, 2022 | 3:30 PM In-Person and Live Webinar FIU Modesto Maidique Campus | SIPA 103

In November 2021, the president of the American Anthropological Association apologized to Indigenous people on behalf of the AAA for “the traumatic effects of anthropology’s enduring legacy on Indigenous communities.” What is that legacy? This talk will explore the disciplining of anthropology from an Indigenous perspective. What does it mean to explore “decolonizing” in inherently colonial disciplines and institutions? What does decolonial research look like? Finally, where does anthropology stand in regard to Indigenous communities in 2022, where we find ourselves in the midst a global pandemic?

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kelly Fayard (Poarch Band of Creek Indians), Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Denver

Dr. Fayard earned her BA in cultural anthropology and religion from Duke University, and a certificate in museum studies as well as her M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan. Her research deals primarily with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in southern Alabama, where she is an enrolled citizen. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Fighting to Belong: Race, Kinship, and Community among the Poarch Band of Creek Indians that examines the methods and actions the Poarch Creek use to define themselves as Creek, given the stereotypes and assumptions about what it means to claim an Indian identity.

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