Contributed by Claire Swensen on 03/22/2013
The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) is hosting a presentation on Monday, April 1, by Michelle Erai, assistant professor of gender studies at UCLA. Her talk, “If I Win, I Might Tattoo My Face—Mike Tyson as Māori Artifact,” will be held at 7 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Since 1989, Erai has been involved in contemporary anti-violence work, mostly concerned with wanting to end rape and domestic violence against Māori women and children. She is currently working on her first book, “Civilizing Images: Violence and the Visual Interpellation of Māori Women,” which examines archival material to discuss the intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality in the oppression of the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.
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