UC Berkeley Talk!

On February 22,  I had the opportunity to present a research paper at UC Berkeley’s Ethnic Studies department. Sponsored by Cal’s American Indian Graduate Student Association, the Crossing Paths program pairs a graduate student with an undergraduate student to present research papers in indigenous studies to fellow students at Berkeley. I discussed the research I conducted in Australia on the history of metal gorgets given to Australian Aboriginals, their connection to earlier gorgets in North America, and how contemporary indigenous Australian artists are reclaiming and recreating gorgets to indigenize the colonial past. More of this research will be presented later this year, and it was wonderful to receive feedback–especially since an indigenous Australian student attended the talk!

 

 

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