Anthropology Department Colloquium Series

During the academic year, the department organizes a variety of colloquium events, for which it typically brings in outside speakers. All events are open to anyone who wants to attend and include beverages and snacks. These events are an excellent opportunity to be inspired by what others are doing, learn about the state of the anthropology, and interact with influential researchers from across the world. The following colloquia events will count toward your Anthropology Certificate requirements, unless otherwise stated. To receive email announcements with up to date details regarding the colloquium series and department events, please sign up here.

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Winter 2019 Schedule:

January 7, 2019
3:30-5:00 pm
SBSG 1321
What Counts as Care? Humanitarian Impasses in a Zone of Occupation
Saiba Varma
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of California, San Diego

January 31, 2019
SBSG 1517
Intelligent Visions: A Very Early Introduction
Tom Boellstorff and Braxton Soderman
Professor of Anthropology Professor of Film and Media Studies

February 7, 2019
3:30-5:00 pm
SBSG 1321
Roundtable discussion of Comics as Ethnographic Method by Lissa team
Sherine Hamdy, Coleman Nye, Anne Brackenbury, Caroline Brewer, Sarula Bao, Francesco Dragone
Discussants: Johanna Shapiro, (Medical Humanities) Jonathan Alexander (English), Antoinette LaFarge (Visual Arts)

February 21, 2019
3:30-6:00 pm
SBSG 1321
"Sovereignty, Blackness, and the Archive"
SA Smythe, UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at UCI
and Sandra Harvey, Assistant Professor in African American Studies at UCI

March 7, 2019
3:30-5:00 pm
SBSG 1517
On Human and Non-Human Types
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai
Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Cincinnati

March 19, 2019
3:30-5:00 pm
SSPB 1222
"Blockchain Narratives, Property and Citizenship in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe" (IMTFI Event)
Daivi Rodima Taylor
Research Associate - Center for Finance, Law and Policy
Boston University

March 21, 2019
3:30-5:00 pm
SSPB 1321
Paraethnographic Film " Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is Me" (Center for Ethnography Event)
Tom Boellstorff
Professor of Anthropology



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