Event Archives

Events Archive

Searching for Makunaíma
Fri, Feb 18, 2022, 5:00 pm5:00 pm

Film screening followed by discussion with director Rodrigo Séllos. 

Discussants: Katrina Dodson (Translator, Columbia University) and Aparecida Vilaça (Professor of Anthropology, Museu Nacional).

Co-organized by the SPO Film Club Boquitas Pintadas.

East Pyne 010
Religious Afterlives of a Revolution
Thu, Feb 17, 2022, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
Reporting on Repressive Governments: How journalists overcome barriers to safeguard free speech and inform democracy
Thu, Feb 17, 2022, 4:30 pm4:30 pm

Authoritarian regimes have burrowed in across Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Governments wield laws, the military, and the internet to restrict free speech and stifle debate. How can journalists succeed at rooting out facts and crafting the narratives necessary to inform citizens, fuel academic inquiry, and sustain democracy?


Systemic Racism and the Social Impact of Affirmative Action Policies in Brazil
Thu, Feb 10, 2022, 4:30 pm4:30 pm

A Brazil LAB event with Silvio Almeida (Professor of Law and Philosophy, Mackenzie University and Getúlio Vargas Foundation). 

Discussant: Frederick Wherry, Townsend Martin, Class of 1917 Professor of Sociology

Moderator: Thomas Fujiwara, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs

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Book Discussion: Justin B. Richland: Cooperation without Submission
Thu, Feb 10, 2022, 1:45 pm1:45 pm
This book talk will be held during an "Anthropology of Law" class. This Zoom discussion is open to all, with a Q & A format. Click here to register for the event.
Amazonian Futures | The State of Health in Amazonia: On New Evidence and Policy Challenges
Wed, Feb 2, 2022, 4:30 pm4:30 pm

A Brazil LAB and Amazônia 2030 event with Rudi Rocha (Professor of Economics, Getúlio Vargas Foundation; Research Coordinator, IEPS).

Discussant: Márcia Castro (Andelot Professor of Demography, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health).

Moderator: João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology

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Memorial Service for Gwen Gordon
Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 8:00 pm8:00 pm

Several friends of Gwen, Bridget, Caijsa, Dana, George, Jenny, Nina, and Rachel, wanted to make sure that there is a space for her wide-ranging group of friends, loved ones, and supporters to come together to remember and celebrate the amazingness that was Gwen Gordon. 

They will be…

Hannibal Lokumbe, November 23
Tue, Nov 23, 2021, 1:30 pm1:30 pm

A special Zoom reading with leading composer, librettist, and jazz musician Hannibal Lokumbe.

Hannibal will read the libretto from his current opera composition, The Jonah People, and take questions from the attendees.

Held during a class, Rituals of Governing, but open to all.

Co-sponsored by the…

'I Put Food on Everyone's Table': Food Provisioning and Domestic Work across Three Generations of Black Women in Santiago de Cuba
Tue, Nov 16, 2021, 5:00 pm5:00 pm

Based on long-term ethnographic research, this talk draws on three generations of Black women from a low-income family in Santiago de Cuba. Hanna Garth details their household labor to feed the family, paid domestic labor cooking and cleaning in the homes of wealthier white Cubans, and entrepreneurial endeavors, such as…

Sustainability through collaboration and community engagement in a global biodiversity hotspot
Mon, Nov 15, 2021, 12:15 pm12:15 pm

Kristina Douglass is an archaeologist who investigates how people, land- and seascapes co-evolve. She is the Joyce and Doug Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African Studies at Penn State University. She is a Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment co-funded…