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Laura C. Harris Series

selected reading for visiting lecturers

Will Wilson

In Conversation: Will Wilson
Denison Museum Exhibition
On Display August 23 (Monday) - November 19 (Friday), 2021
Organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Tintype Demonstration: Thursday, October 28th, 11:00 AM, Denison Museum
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 28th, 7:00 PM, Denison Museum
Campus visit: October 27-30, 2021


Will Wilson, a Diné photographer who spent his formative years living in the Navajo Nation, is widely recognized for his unique approach to photography. Wilson studied photography at Oberlin College (BA, Studio Art and Art History, 1993) and the University of New Mexico (MFA, 2002) and has held several visiting professorships and artist residencies and curated many exhibits. He received the prestigious Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art in 2007 and the Native Arts and Culture Foundation Artistic Innovation Award in 2010. Recently, Wilson was awarded the Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM, where he continues as Artist in Residence. 

In Conversation: Will Wilson, On display Aug. 23rd-Nov. 19th, 2021 at Denison Museum


Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson’s ongoing Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) project is dedicated to creating a contemporary vision of Native North America. Wilson combines 19th century wet plate (tintype) photography with 21st century AR technology to create new conversations about Indigenous identity. To expand the conversation, historical images from Edward Curtis’ The North American Indian (1907-1930) will also be on view, as well as selections from Wilson’s new series Connecting the Dots, depicting the pollution and damaging effects of uranium mining on Navajo lands.

Support provided by Art Bridges

Photo credit: Will Wilson, Insurgent Hopi Maiden, Melissa Pochoema, Citizen of the Hopi Tribe, 2015, printed 2019, Archival pigment print from wet plate collodion scan, 50 x 40 in. Art Bridges.

Dr. Kim TallBear

Decolonizing Indigenous Sexualities and Research-Creation: the RELAB and Tipi Confessions

September 28 (Tuesday), 7:00 PM, Herrick Hall Auditorium
Campus visit: Sept 27-28 (Mon & Tues), 2021



Kim TallBear is Associate Professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She established the teaching and research program, Indigenous Science, Technology and Society, which informs “national, global and Indigenous thought and policymaking related to science and technology” to promote Indigenous self-determination. She also studies decolonial and critical sexualities and is co-producer of the radio show, Tipi Confessions. Building on lessons learned with geneticists about how race categories get settled, TallBear is currently working on a book that interrogates settler-colonial commitments to settlement in place, within disciplines, and within monogamous, state-sanctioned marriage. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota.

Dr. TallBear will discuss the University of Alberta Faculty of Native Studies-based RELAB, a “research-creation” or arts-based research group, Indigenous Studies decolonial and relational analytic frameworks as co-constituted with performance, and other creative works. This talk will highlight both Indigenous Studies and arts-based theoretical foundations of the RELAB and its core performance initiatives.

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