Walking down collectively forged paths toward abolition and revolutionary change

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Through an antiracist, intersectional and decolonial feminist reading of a portion of the half-century chronology of the Malinowski Awards, this lecture highlights significant, although little examined, aspects of the history of applied anthropology. The intersection of antiracist, anti-/de-colonial, and feminist streams of praxis offers a context in which my engaged intellectual pursuits can be situated and related to enduring intergenerational concerns that link several past awardees to each other as well as to other social scientists who share similar commitments. A look at race- and gender-cognizant webs of connection over time and space reveals a dynamic crossroads of knowledge, power, and application where the trajectories of awardees such as St. Clair Drake, Bea Medicine and Louise Lamphere overlap or resonate with the publicly engaged agendas of Eslanda Goode Robeson, Manet Fowler, Lélia Gonzalez, Ochy Curiel and Betty Ruth Lozano Lerma with her associates in Otras Negras…y ¡Feministas!.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-17
Number of pages11
JournalHuman Organization
Issue number1
Early online dateJan 10 2024
StatePublished - 2024


  • Black decolonial feminism
  • Black radical tradition
  • anti-colonialism
  • antiracism
  • feminist anthropology
  • intellectual history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • General Social Sciences


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