Thursday, October 28, 2021

Laura Graham (anthropology) will present an overview of her decades-long collaboration with Indigenous media among Lowland South American Native Peoples, focusing on work among A’uwẽ (Xavante) of central Brazil. A’uwẽ media is situated within the context of national representational projects and understood to be part of Indigenous efforts to achieve what Graham calls “representational sovereignty.” The talk highlights the impact of media work on the lives and subjectivities of specific individuals, not all of whom are A’uwẽ, and illustrates the importance of ethnographic approaches to media and media texts.