Event Archives

Events Archive

AES 2023 Indeterminacy
Thu, Mar 23, 2023Sat, Mar 25, 2023

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…

Returning to the Scene of the Crime
Fri, Mar 10, 2023, 10:00 am11:30 am
Investigating the Diagnostic Rituals and Anti-Indigenous Fantasies of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada

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…

Location
216 Aaron Burr Hall
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Black Food Matters, a conversation with Ashanté Reese and Hanna Garth
Fri, Mar 3, 2023, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Black Food Matters, a conversation with Ashanté Reese and Hanna Garth

Moderated by Tessa Lowinske Desmond

Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Fieldwork with the Dead: Carcerality, Sugar, and Ancestral Offerings
Thu, Mar 2, 2023, 4:30 pm6:30 pm

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…

Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall
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Brazil is Back: Can Lula Save the Amazon?
Wed, Mar 1, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

A Brazil LAB event with Brazilian environmentalist Beto Veríssimo (Imazon). Discussant: Matias Spektor (FGV & PIIRS).

Location
144 Louis A. Simpson
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Immersion: Reporting From Within Vulnerable Communities
Thu, Feb 23, 2023, 4:30 pm6:30 pm

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…

Location
Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Writing Kin
Thu, Feb 16, 2023, 4:30 pm6:30 pm

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,…

Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Speakers
Indigenous Forest-Making and Urbanization in Amazonia
Wed, Feb 15, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

A Brazil LAB event with archaeologist Eduardo Neves and ecologist Carolina Levis, in conversation with Carlos Fausto.

Location
144 Louis A. Simpson Building
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Rulers and Ruffians: Indigenous “Class Eugenics” in Hawaiʻi
Fri, Feb 10, 2023, 10:00 am11:30 am

Reshaping how we think about Indigeneity, this talk charts how echelons of the Indigenous elite rearticulate the content of racialized eugenics (eugenics of reproduction) into a new form of “class eugenics” (eugenics of production). The talk outlines a political economic history of the emergence of the modern Native Hawaiian movement,…

Location
216 Aaron Burr Hall
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Art Exhibition as Work-in-Progress
Thu, Feb 9, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

The Yanomami Struggle | A Collaboration Between Yanomami Artists and the Photographer Claudia Andujar

In this talk, award-winning Brazilian curator Thyago Nogueira explores the makings and remakings of The Yanomami Struggle, an exhibition on the life and work of Claudia Andujar. A Touring Art Exhibition as Work-in-Progress details how…

Location
A71 Louis A. Simpson Building
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