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Zoological Racism: Animals, Blackness, and Consumption

Education and learning

Welcome to an online evening lecture with Aph Ko. The lecture will be held in English.

22 Feb 2021
19:00 - 21:00
Registration deadline
18 February 2021

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If you wish to attend the seminar, please send us a notification via no later than18 February. Zoom-link will be sent out via e-mail a day before the event.
GU-CAS, University of Gothenburg's Network for Critical Animal Studies in the Anthropocene at the Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies

GU-CAS - Gothenburg University Critical Animal Studies Network - welcomes you to an evening lecture with Aph Ko.

Aph Ko will examine how white supremacy is a consumptive, cannibalistic force where Black bodies and animal bodies are used as vehicles to fulfill the racialized power fantasies of the dominant class. Aph Ko asks: What is the interplay between the ideological and economic consumption of Blackness (historically and contemporarily) and the conception of animals as consumable entities in American society?

Aph Ko is a theorist and independent digital media producer. She is the author of Racism as Zoological Witchcraft: A Guide to Getting Out and co-author of the book Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters. Aph Ko has a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies, and an M.A. in Communication. She is a founding collective member of the North American Association for Critical Animal Studies, and also the founder of Black Vegans Rock. Aph Ko has made important contributions especially in regards to race and animal oppression, and is a prominent voice when it comes to developing novel approaches to dismantle and fight interconnected oppressions.