Dance Area Talk: Devi Dee Mucina

Performing Black and Indigenous Governance
January 29, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (PST) | ZOOM | FREE

Please join us for the first in a series of free talks presented by the SCA's Dance Area.

Biography

Devi Dee Mucina (University of Victoria) is an Indigenous Ubuntu from the Ngoni, Chewa, and Shone people of southern Africa. He received his PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, department of Sociology and Equity Studies, University of Toronto. His academic interests are Indigenous African philosophies, decolonizing Indigenous masculinities, Indigenous fathering and other-fathering, and using Ubuntu oralities and disability studies to understand the social memory of Indigenous children.

Professor Mucina’s current research uses three distinctive continental locations—Africa, Turtle Island (North America), and Oceania—to investigate how Indigenous men's associations are nurturing men’s relational health and decolonizing masculinities. At the center of this research are questions about how Indigenous men’s associations are supporting Indigenous men to renew traditions grounded in holistic relational engagements while being grounded in decolonizing Indigenous men’s holistic wellness which is intimately connected with the wellness of intimate partners, families, communities, lands and bodies of waters. His other research explores the impact of parental and familial members’ incarceration on their children and questions the risk factors this creates for their future incarceration from an Indigenous intersectional theoretical framework.

Mucina Devi Dee at UVIC

Devi Dee Mucina: GULE

If you intend to participate in this event, please watch Devi Dee Mucina's video GULE in advance of his talk.

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Other Events in the Series

Webster McDonald (University of Kansas) & Nikloli Attai (University of Toronto)
Gender Roles and Black Performativity in Jamaican Dancehall
February 5, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (PST) | ZOOM | FREE

Caro Novella (UC Davis) & Kevin O’Connor (UC Davis)
Practicing Bodily Relations Otherwise: Improvisation Methods for Engaging Health, Science and Social Justice
March 12, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (PST) | ZOOM | FREE

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January 29, 2021