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Michael Lechuga: Aliens, Technology, and Citizenship in a Settler Colony

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Thursday, March 17, 2022, 7 pm– 8:30 pm

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The Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture, partnered with the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, the Michigan Tech Vice President’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Portage Lake District Library, and the Michigan Humanities Council is presenting "Lives in Transition," a virtual speaker series in February and March. Michael Lechuga will speak  on Thursday, March 17, at 7:00 pm via Zoom Webinar.

Professor Michael Lechuga researches and teaches cultural studies, settler colonialism, border studies, communication studies, rhetoric, and affect studies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Denver in 2016 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Culture and Communication at the University of New Mexico. He investigates the ways settler colonial logics and white nationalist ideologies persist in migrant control discourses, border security mechanisms, and the control technologies that subject Indigenous, Black, and Mestiza/o/x communities to violence, imprisonment, and death. Additionally, Professor Lechuga is interested in Indigenous/Xicanx Futurism, Surveillance Studies, Film Studies, and Mixed Reality Studies which frame his work on how mainstream film, television, and gaming technologies circulate settler narratives to normalize colonial logics.

Gabriel Escobedo, Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, will host a discussion and Q&A with Lechuga after his presentation.
Learn more about Lechuga here: Michael Lechuga

Learn more about the Lives in Transition virtual speaker series here: IPEC Website

Register for the webinar here: Zoom Webinar

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