Humanities Council continues 2015-2016 lecture series with “Intersectionality: Moving from Tolerance to Solidarity,” a conversation with Ange-Marie Hancock

Anne Marie HancockBoone - Last month the Humanities Council at Appalachian State University hosted their annual symposium. Ninety-eight people attended the day long series of lectures focused on the intersection of humanistic academia and colonized peoples.

Beginning this Thursday, November 12, from 7pm-9pm, the Humanities Council will continue their 2015-2016 lecture series with Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock, who will speak on "Intersectionality: Moving from Tolerance to Solidarity," in 114 Belk Library.

Dr. Hancock will also facilitate a discussion of her book, Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics, from 12:30-2:00PM in 224 I.G.Greer.

Ange-Marie Hancock is Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. She is the author of the award-winning The Politics of Disgust and the Public Identity of the "Welfare Queen," (2004, New York University Press) and a globally recognized scholar of the study of intersectionality – the study of the intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality politics and their impact on public policy.

Her second book, Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (2011, Palgrave Macmillan) focuses on the development of intersectional solidarity as a method of political engagement for individuals, groups and policy practitioners in U.S. politics. Her third book, Intersectionality: an Intellectual History, will be published in December 2015 with Oxford University Press. It is part of an agenda-setting two-book treatment of intersectionality.

In the spring, the Humanities Council will also host Dr. Walter Mignolo, who will facilitate a discussion of his book, The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options, and will give a public lecture on March 24.

Walter Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature at Duke University and has joint appointments in Cultural Anthropology and Romance Studies. He has published extensively on semiotics and literary theory, and has in the past years been working on different aspects of the modern/colonial world and exploring concepts such as global coloniality, the geopolitics of knowledge, transmodernity, border thinking, and di/pluriversalities.

"The life stories of colonized peoples have a profound impact on understandings of the humanities. In our global world, the humanities are crucial for identifying the intersections between peoples." says Dr. Nancy Love, Humanities Council Coordinator, on why the Humanities Council is focusing on postcolonial studies this year.

All lectures are free and open to the public. To take part in the book discussions, participants must register in advance and will receive a copy of the book. To register contact: Brittney Maslowski,

Published: Nov 10, 2015 1:01pm