Congratulations to Juliana Hu Pegues
The department would like to congratulate Juliana Hu Pegues for becoming one of the 2019-2021 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship recipients.
The goal of the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship Program is to advance the careers of new assistant professors at a crucial point in their professional lives. The designation of “McKnight Land-Grant Professor” is held by recipients for a two-year period.
Assistant Professor Juliana Hu Pegues will use this professorship to continue her work on her book project: "Settler feminism: American foundations and alternate relations"
This book project examines the role of colonialism as an embedded and elemental feature of American feminism, particularly how romanticized notions of Indigenous women and societies are imagined and deployed, from the suffragists to reiterations in the second-wave feminism of the 1970s through to the present. In contrast to this history, Juliana Hu Pegues forwards an alternative genealogy of feminist solidarities, articulated in the scholarly, creative, and political alliances of Indigenous and women-of-color feminists.
We are all incredibly proud of her and cannot wait to see what else is in store for her.