Refusing Dehumanization, Insisting on Our Humanity: Freedom-Making Under a “New” Security Establishment

In this short talk, Gaye Theresa Johnson examines the reinvention and changing prominence of discourses of national belonging in the present moment. Arguing for diverse modalities of inquiry and radical proficiencies in racial justice, she queries educator and institutional commitments to resistive Latinx community traditions, including intersectional organizing and practices of regeneration.

Gaye Theresa Johnson
Associate Professor in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies and the Department of African American Studies at the University of California Los Angeles, specializes in race and racism, cultural history, spatial politics, and political economy