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The Abolition of Time: Climate, Crisis, and Racial Capitalism
Tao Leigh Goffe is a London born award-winning writer, curator, and DJ specializing in the narratives that emerge from histories of race, debt, and technology. Based in New York City, her work negotiates what it means for her to be a Black woman from the United Kingdom, and the haunted legacies of Atlantic crossings. She studied English literature at Princeton University before pursuing a PhD at Yale University.

With Andrea Chung, she is the 2021-2022 Artist-in-Residence at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Goffe is also an assistant professor of literary theory and cultural history at Cornell University. Her research is rooted in literatures and theories of labor that center Black feminist engagements with Indigeneity and Asian diasporic racial formations. Much of her art and sound design practice explores what it means to be of Afro-Asian heritage and how Black and Asian are not necessarily mutually exclusive terms of identification.

Prof. Goffe's story was featured on Hulu’s Your Attention Please, Initiative 29. Committed to forming intellectual communities beyond institutions, she is the founder of the Dark Laboratory, an engine for the study of race, technology, and ecology through digital storytelling (virtual reality (VR) extended reality (XR)). Dr. Goffe is also the Executive Director of the Afro-Asia Group, an organization that centers the intersections of African and Asian diasporas.

Oct 21, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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