“(Il)logical Intuition: Brujería, Academia, and Other Things that Don’t Make Sense” by Yvette DeChavez
This talk looks at a school of thought within the academy that privileges (gut) feelings as a source of legitimate knowledge that possesses the potential to save lives. But really this talk is about something the academy doesn’t believe in: magic.
Yvette DeChavez is a PhD candidate in English at UT Austin. She comes from a long line of strong women, from whom she inherited her gift of foresight and a hustler’s spirit.