Dr. Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi
Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies University of California, Los Angeles (Tovaangar)
Feminist Archipelagic Poetics
This discusses the need for feminist archipelagic analyses of transpacific American military empire, as well as feminist archipelagic tactics of island-based solidarities and resistance.It begins by charting historical and contemporary resonances between Okinawa and Guam in regards to settler colonialism, imperialism, and militarism. Gandhi proposes a literary model of feminist archipelagic poetics, with a particularly emphasis on feminist tactics of mapping, digital activism, and Indigenous sovereignty.