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Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Associate Professor Jovan Scott Lewis

Senior Research Seminar with Associate Professor Jovan Scott Lewis

Friday, 28 October, 2022 - 16:15 to 18:00

Violent Utopia: Dispossession and Black Restoration in Tulsa Associate Professor Jovan Scott Lewis This talk assesses how the 1921 race massacre's destruction of Greenwood in Tulsa, OK was reproduced by the insidiously violent processes of urban development, and how local responses to these circumstances have been...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Daniel Knight - CANCELLED owing to UCU strike action

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Daniel Knight - CANCELLED owing to UCU strike action

Friday, 25 November, 2022 - 16:15 to 18:00

CANCELLED owing to UCU strike action - Dr Daniel Knight (University of St Andrews) The Vertiginous: Between Ethnography and Social Theory To find the venue, please follow this map link: https://map.cam.ac.uk/Lecture+Theatre+A#52.203448,0.119533,17


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Alanna Cant (University of Reading)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Alanna Cant (University of Reading)

Friday, 11 November, 2022 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Alanna Cant (Univesity of Reading) San Jacinto or San José? Material Historicity in the Mis/Recognition of a Catholic Saint in Mexico In this talk, I investigate how people understand and experience the past through religious objects, and how their different perspectives about the past affect their experiences today...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Andrea Mühlebach (University of Bremen)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Andrea Mühlebach (University of Bremen)

Friday, 4 November, 2022 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Andrea Mühlebach, Bremen Life as Debt or Debt to Life? Water Insurgencies in Europe This talk is an early attempt to think about two kinds of debt – and two kinds of forms of valuation – that come into play as public water utilities are financialized. On the one hand, the financialization of water utilities and...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Alice Elliot (Goldsmiths)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Alice Elliot (Goldsmiths)

Friday, 18 November, 2022 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Alice Elliot (Goldsmiths) A tale of four miscarriages: loss, comparison, difference This paper is about shared loss within and beyond ‘the field,’ and the conceptual and political questions it opens for the classic anthropological problem of comparison, particularly in terms of the tensions...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Casey High (University of Edinburgh)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Casey High (University of Edinburgh)

Friday, 21 October, 2022 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Casey High (University of Edinburgh) Translating Worlds and Defending Land in Amazonian Ecuador Based on fieldwork with Waorani communities in Ecuador, I explore emergent forms of collaboration that are becoming central social and political life in contemporary Amazonia. For an increasingly...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Ayaz Qureshi (University of Edinburgh)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Ayaz Qureshi (University of Edinburgh)

Friday, 14 October, 2022 - 16:15 to 18:00

Revisiting stigma and dispossession: HIV prevention NGOs in Pakistan NGOs often portray commercial sex workers, injecting drug users, transgender people (hijrae), and homosexual men as quasi-legal persons who are locked in a policing- criminality relationship with the state, and who therefore need them to mediate this...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Salih Can Açıksöz (University of California, Los Angeles)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Salih Can Açıksöz (University of California, Los Angeles)

Friday, 27 May, 2022 - 16:15 to 18:00

Ethnographic Betrayals: Secrecy, Loyalty, and Sovereignty in the Field Dr Salih Can Açıksöz (University of California, Los Angeles) Defined by the global surge of the far right and populist authoritarian leaders, our world-historical moment is flooded with discourses of betrayal. What does a global political climate...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Orkideh Behrouzan (SOAS, University of London)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Orkideh Behrouzan (SOAS, University of London)

Friday, 13 May, 2022 - 16:15 to 18:00

The Psychopolitics of Vulnerability: Reflection on Moral Immunity and the Coronavirus Pandemic in Iran Dr Orkideh Behrouzan (SOAS, University of London) Please note the venue for this term's seminars is lecture theatre A, in the Arts School ( https://map.cam.ac.uk/Lecture+Theatre+A#52.203448,0.119533,17 ).


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Olga Demetriou (Durham University)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Olga Demetriou (Durham University)

Friday, 6 May, 2022 - 16:15 to 18:00

The Spirit of the Convention and the Letter of the Colony: Refugees and the Law in a British Overseas Territory Dr Olga Demetriou (Durham University) Through the legal case of refugees stranded on a British military base in Cyprus since 1998, this paper analyses how refugees may become empowered, through law, to redefine...