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Settler Accountability and Responsibility

November 1, 2019

Selena Couture (Assistant Professor of Drama, University of Alberta) and Dorit Naaman (Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Film and Media, Queen’s University) explore settler relationships to land in different area contexts, asking questions about how settlers can construct accountable and responsible relationships among and with occupied spaces, places, and peoples.

Dorit Naaman

Dorit Naaman is Professor and Graduate Coordinator for Film and Media at Queen’s University. Focusing on Israel and Palestine, she has combined her theoretical interests in gender, militarism, and nationalism with her filmmaking practice. Namaan’s projects include: Jerusalem, We Are Here, and DiaDocuMEntaRy, which offer new modes of documentary to address political questions.

Selena Couture

Selena Couture is Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton/ Treaty 6 territory, Métis homelands. She researches Indigenous performance, place, languages, and historiography with a parallel inquiry into performative constructions of whiteness. Publications include Against the Current and Into the Light: Performing History and Land in Coast Salish Territories and Vancouver’s Stanley Park (McGill-Queen’s Native and Northern Series, 2019) and On This Patch of Grass: City Parks and Occupied Lands (Fernwood, 2018).