Event Program

All talks and workshops to be held in the Beth Walton Moor Lounge, Longmire Building at Florida State University unless otherwise stated.

Thursday, March 12

Points of Departure, Reading/Discussion Group led by Stephanie Austin, Raquel Hollman, Jeannine Ortega, and Laura Smith

You can access the readings here.


Evening Reception and Screening of My Louisiana Love (2012), with welcome address by John Ribó and Frances Tran

5:30pm-7:30pm, Museum of Fine Arts

Friday, March 13

Coffee/tea and Sign-In

“The Stakes of Ethnofuturisms,” featuring Stephanie Austin, Kristin Dowell, Raquel Hollman, Maxine Montgomery, Jeannine Murray-Román, Jeannine Ortega, and Hannah Schwadron, chaired by Frances Tran



“The Cruel Optimism of Asian Futurity,” featuring Aimee Bahng, with introduction by Laura Smith


Lunch Break

“Collaborative World-Building Workshop,” led by KT (Kathleen Taylor) and Savannah Trent



“Chicana Eschatology and Performing AlterNative Futures,” featuring Cathryn Merla-Watson, with introduction by Jeannine Ortega


Coffee/Tea Break

“Ethnofuturisms as Pedagogy and Praxis,” featuring Lindsey Eckert, Barry Faulk, Ravi Howard, Phoebe Meyers, Roc (M.A. Rochon), John Ribó, Savannah Trent, and Candace Ward, chaired by David Potsubay



“Afrofuturism, Joy, and Resistance,” featuring Susana Morris, with introduction by Gary Taylor


“Creative Enactments, Ethnofuturisms Beyond the Campus”

7:00pm-9:00pm, The Bark, 507 All Saints St, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Sponsored by:

The Literature Media and Culture Program, The English Department

With additional support from:

The President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, Florida State University

Please contact Dr. Frances Tran (ftran@fsu.edu) or Dr. John Ribó (jribo@fsu.edu) if you have any additional questions about this event.

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