Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Chair C. Richard King Gives Keynote Address on Indigenous Mascots in European Sports

On August 30, Professor and Chair of the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department C. Richard King delivered the keynote presentation at The Imaginary Indian, a symposium sponsored by the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at University of Alberta, Canada. King’s presentation was titled “Replaying Indian: Indigenous Mascots in European Sport.”

Dr. King studies the racial politics of culture, and he is particularly interested in uses and understandings of Indianness, white supremacist movements and ideologies, and the forms of memory, representations, identity, and power animating race relations.

His most recent book is Redskins: Insult and Brand (University of Nebraska Press, 2016). Dr. King joined Columbia College Chicago in 2018.