Elizabeth A. Povinelli

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is a critical theorist and filmmaker. Her critical writing has focused on developing a critical theory of late settler liberalism that would support an anthropology of the otherwise. This potential theory has unfolded across five books, numerous essays, and thirty-five years of collaboration with her Indigenous colleagues in north Australia including, most recently, six films they have created as members of the Karrabing Film Collective. Her recent books “Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism” was the 2017 recipient of the Lionel Trilling Book Award and “The Cunning of Recognition” was an Art Forum Best Book of the Year.