Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


SPRC In conversation with Alexis Pauline Gumbs

by Ashish Ghadiali and Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

20 October 2021

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, writer, independent scholar and poet, joins us to reflect on engaging with the works of Black feminist scholars, ancestral listening and her connectedness to seals. Author of Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, Alexis discusses how colonialism, enslavement and the plantation economy resulted in the extinction of the Caribbean monk seal. Alexis also talks about her forthcoming biography of Audre Lorde and deep diving into Lorde’s life and love of geology.

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This conversation was recorded on 29th July 2021

Speakers: Ashish Ghadiali, Activist-in-Residence, UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre  //  Alexis Pauline Gumbs, writer, independent scholar, poet and activist
ProducerKaissa Karhu
Editors: Kaissa Karhu and Amie Liebowitz