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Elisha Chi

Elisha is a white settler descendant of the Iñupiat of the Bering Straits region, raised in the anti-feminist conservative traditionalist Catholic community. Her background influences her interest in theoretical and embodied spaces of liminality and paradox as sources of interdisciplinary conversations between Indigenous theories, thinkers and methods, and constructive Christian theology and ethics. Her dissertation work as a doctoral candidate seeks to thread together decolonialism, political theology, philosophy, literature, and materiality as sources of methodology and pedagogical praxis.



Refusal is a strong current resisting the structure of settler colonialism. It crashes, churns, and erodes the death-dealing dams of settler knowing. Its path turns away from the settler’s gaze.