Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing is an American anthropologist. She is a professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2018, she was awarded the Huxley Memorial Medal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
Gwen Burnyeat will be speaking about her most recent book on the peace process in Colombia. Her book is called "The Face of Peace."
In the 20th century, the Navajo Nation was the site of the largest production of domestic uranium ore to fuel the burgeoning military-industrial complex in the United States. As a consequence of this violent development, there remain over 500 abandoned uranium mines across Diné homelands. Though the Navajo Nation has since issued a…
This year’s AAA spring conference (March 23-25, 2023) is committed to exploring the nature and dangers of indeterminacy. The time has come for indeterminacy to be interrogated, not least for the ways it prevents a rush to judgment, enables prurient behavior, and creates blind spots towards injustice. Yet if anthropology is to avoid…
In Canada today, the diagnosis of FASD is widely, though erroneously, thought to be a uniquely “Indigenous problem.” And while a vast infrastructure of FASD research and public health campaigns have attempted to…
Black Food Matters, a conversation with Ashanté Reese and Hanna Garth
Moderated by Tessa Lowinske Desmond
What does ethnographic research look like when one’s main interlocutors are no longer living? Using the discovery of 95 graves of former prisoners in Sugar Land, Texas, this talk’s purpose is two-fold: 1) to excavate the contemporary significance of the region’s former sugar empire and 2) to explore methodological challenges and opportunities…
A Brazil LAB event with Brazilian environmentalist Beto Veríssimo (Imazon). Discussant: Matias Spektor (FGV & PIIRS).
Immersing yourself in the lives of others for weeks or years can yield insight into the plight of marginalized groups—refugees, needy children, communities of the street. It also presents ethical quandaries for journalists, sociologists, and anthropologists alike. Hear leaders in their respective fields discuss how they cope with the challenges…
Sarah Pinto *03 is a Professor at Tufts University, interested in histories and cultures of medicine, especially as they pertain to gender, kinship, caste, law, and everyday intimacies, with a regional focus on South Asia. She is also interested in the ways knowledge about bodies and minds moves across time and place, and how,…
- AffiliationTufts University
- AffiliationMassachusetts Institute of Technology