Jeremy Walton, “Conferring Global Piety: Academic Symposia and Civil Islam in Contemporary Turkey” Date: Monday, February 6th Location: Diamond 323 at 4pm
Presented by The Four Wind
Date: Monday, November 7, 6 p.m.
Talk With Mr. Roger Paul, Wabanaki Educator
A discussion about contemporary "Wabanaki" people and their lives today and in the future. The presentation discusses the history of what is now known as North America over the past 15,000 years, based on the stories of "Wabanaki" people and how they came to be here. The term "Wabanaki" is defined and what role they played in the forming of the United States.
Revolutionary Pedagogies on a Global Scale
Date: Monday, October 31, 4 p.m
Location: Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Education scholars and practitioners will discuss ways to challenge inequality and racism through educational reform. Panelists include William Ayers, award winning author/editor of eighteen books on teaching and social justice, Bonisile Ntlemeza, Principal of LEAP-South Africa, an innovative school movement in South Africa that has developed a values-based model for confronting the legacy of apartheid-era education for black students in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Allison Rouse, CEO and founder of EdVillage, an organization dedicated to sharing educational reform initiatives throughout the globe with branches in South Africa and India.
"Returning Home to Die: AIDS, Kinship, and Anxieties About Social Change in Nigeria"
A special lecture by Daniel Jordan Smith:Professor of Anthropology at Brown University
Date: Wednesday October 12, 2011 Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Diamond 141
Professor Smith has conducted research in Nigeria for many years and is an expert on HIV-AIDS, globalization, youth, gender and sexuality, and the cultural effects of corruption in everyday life. He is the author of A Culture of Corruption: Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria, for which he received the 2008 Margaret Mead Award and co-author in a global study of HIV-AIDs related behavior, including the recent book: The Secret: Love, Marriage, and HIV.
Lecture by John Jackson, Jr
Date: April 28th, 2011
John Jackson, Jr. anthropologist, blogger and filmmaker, University of Pennsylvania.
Copying, Counterfeit, and Capitalism: China's Porcelain Industry
Date:April 21, 2011
Lecture by Maris Gillette, anthropologist and filmmaker, Haverford. This event is cosponsored with East Asian Studies.
Broken Pots and Broken Dreams
Date:Wed, April 20, 2011
A film by Maris Gillette, anthropologist and filmmaker, Haverford. This event is cosponsored with East Asian Studies.
Women and Empowerment in the Xi'an Muslim District of China
Date: April 20, 2011
A lecture by Maris Gillette, anthropologist and filmmaker, Haverford. This event is cosponsored with East Asian Studies.
Date: April 18,2011
Lucien Taylor is the Director of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard. There will be a screening of his film "Sweetwater," followed by a Q & A. This event is cosponsored with Cinema Studies Program.
The Ghost State: Insecurity and the Absent Presence of the State in Bolivia
Date: April 12, 2011
Lecture by Daniel Goldstein, Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University. This event is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program.
March 28, 2011
Blackness and Cosmopolitanism in Colombia's Black Pacific
Michael Quintero is an ethnomusicologist from Bowdoin. This event is cosponsored with African American Studies Program and Colby College Black History Month.
March 3, 2011
Conflict, Cocaine and Elusive Peace in Colombia: Lessons from the Putumayo Women's Network
Lecture by Winifred Tate, Professor of Anthropology, Colby. This event is sponsored by the International Studies Program.
Maple Razsa’s Bastards of Utopia (Cinema Studies)
Maple Razsa is an anthropologist, activist and documentary filmmaker. He is committed to using text, images and sound to embody the experience and political imagination of contemporary social movements. Maple’s work from Croatia, Mozambique, and the US has shown in such fora as the George Eastman House, The Harvard Film Archive, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and festivals from Taipei to Turin. As Assistant Professor of International Studies and Associate Director of the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights, Razsa teaches on social movements, human rights, political documentary, and postsocialism at Colby.
April 7, 2009
Ethnography and the Micropolitics of Activism
Karen Brodkin, from UCLA spoke in our Engaged Anthropology series. Prof. Brodkin is well known for her in depth ethnographic work on gender equity, labor politics, and critical race scholarship. She is the author of many books, including: How Jews Became White FolksAnd What That Says About Race In America, Sisters And Wives: The Past And Future Of Sexual Equality, Caring By The Hour: Women, Work And Organizing At Duke Medical Center, and most recently, Making Democracy Matter: Identity and Activism in Los Angeles.
March 2, 2009
Japanese Girl Occult Hunter
Visiting speaker co-sponsered with the department of East Asian Studies, Professor Laura Miller of Loyola University, Chicago.
October 27, 2008
Towards an Anthroplogy of Drugs
Visiting speaker Professor Hugh Gusterson of George Mason University,
April 14, 2008
Confronting Empire on Diego Garcia: Anthropology as a Tool for Progressive Social Change
Prof. David Vine from American University. Since 2001, Dr. Vine has conducted research about the U.S. military base on the Indian Ocean island Diego Garcia and the expulsion of its native people during development of the base. As a result of this work, he is serving as an expert witness for lawyers in the United States and Great Britain bringing suits against the U.S. and U.K. governments on behalf of the exiled people, known as Chagossians. He has recently completed a book about the history of the base, the lives of the people, and U.S. foreign policy, entitled, Imperial Paradise: Expulsion and the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia. Dr. Vine's talk is part of the Department of Anthropology's Engaged Anthropology Lecture Series, focused this year on Militarism.
May 3, 2007
Into the Boxcar, Across the Border & Behind Bars
Conover is the author of four non-fiction books about American life (Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing 2000; Whiteout: Lost in Aspen 1991; Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens 1987; Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America's Hoboes 1983) and numerous articles.
Co-sponsored by the Goldfarb Center, Interdisciplinary Studies Division, Dean of Faculty, and the Department of Anthropology.
October 19, 2006
Bricks, Puppets, & Battle of Images after Seattle
David Graeber is an associate professor of anthropology, currently at Yale University. He has conducted fieldwork in highland Madagascar (his new book, Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar will be published by Indiana University Press in spring 2007). Hailed as one of the most creative new theorists in contemporary anthropology, he has also put his scholarship into practice through six years of work with the global justice movement, participating in groups like the Direct Action Network, People's Global Action, and Anti-Capitalist Convergence. He is the author of Toward an Anthropological Theory of Value: The False Coin of Our Own Dreams, and Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology.
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