Insurgencies/Counterinsurgencies: a Conversation on Aesthetics, Archives, and Autonomy


with Shellyne Rodriguez (New York City based artist, organizer, professor) and Orisanmi Burton (professor at American University, author of Tip of the Spear: Black Radicalism, Prison Repression, and the Long Attica Revolt)


led by UCR professors Elyse Ambrose (Department of Black Study and the Department for the Study of Religion) and Dylan Rodríguez (Department of Black Study and Media and Cultural Studies, Co-Director of Center for Ideas and Society)


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Free to the public


Sponsored by the Decolonizing Humanism(?) Programming Stream at the Center for Ideas and Society


Speaker Bios


Shellyne Rodriguez


Shellyne Rodriguez is an artist, educator, writer, and community organizer based in the Bronx. Her practice utilizes text, drawing, painting, collage and sculpture to depict spaces and subjects engaged in strategies of survival against erasure and subjugation. Read more: 


Orisanmi Burton


As a social anthropologist working in the United States, my research examines the imbrication of grassroots resistance and state repression. Within this broad area of inquiry, my present work explores the collision of Black-led movements for social, political, and economic transformation with state infrastructures of militarized policing, surveillance, and imprisonment. 

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