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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...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Professor Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne)

Senior Research Seminar with Professor Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne)

Friday, 29 April, 2022 - 16:15 to 18:00

Is Apartheid Worse than Democracy When it Comes to Racism? Professor Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne) There is an ongoing struggle among anti-Zionist activists to make the charge of Apartheid stick to Israel as a description of the kind of racism that Palestinians are subjected to in Israel/Palestine. Zionists and...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Nitzan Shoshan (Colegio de México)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Nitzan Shoshan (Colegio de México)

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

Immediacy, residuality, difference: the social life of Heimat in the present populist moment Dr Nitzan Shoshan (Colegio de México) Drawing on ongoing fieldwork in the Brandenburg countryside, where the far right Alternative for Germany party scored unprecedented success and the socialist Die Linke—equally branded by many...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Valerio Simoni (Graduate Institute Geneva)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Valerio Simoni (Graduate Institute Geneva)

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

Ethics, Success, and Contentious Freedom in Return Migration to Cuba Dr Valerio Simoni (Graduate Institute Geneva) The presentation addresses the experiences of Cuban migrants that have returned to live in Cuba. The focus is on the predicament they face as they strive to (1) respond to, (2) reformulate, and (3) resist...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Julia Modern and Giulia Sciolli (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Julia Modern and Giulia Sciolli (University of Cambridge)

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

‘Obulema’ [disability] and ‘abaceke’ [weak people]: legal and relational obligations to disabled people in Uganda Julia Modern (University of Cambridge) In 1995, Uganda adopted a new Constitution mandating the election of disabled representatives in parliament and local councils. There are now over 45,000 disabled...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Keisha-Khan Perry (University of Pennsylvania)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Keisha-Khan Perry (University of Pennsylvania)

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

Activist Research Methods as Solidarity Practice in Brazil Dr Keisha-Khan Perry (University of Pennsylvania) This talk draws from the book I am currently writing entitled Anthropology for Liberation: Research, Writing and Teaching for Social Justice. I describe how my work with local Gamboa de Baixo activists in Salvador...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Naomi Richman (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Naomi Richman (University of Cambridge)

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

Beyond the Gender Paradox: Theologies of Sexuality and the Body in a Nigerian Pentecostal Church Dr Naomi Richman (University of Cambridge) In the anthropology of Christianity, the topic of gender has so far received less comprehensive treatment than other prominent themes, such as religious change, globalisation and the...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Chika Watanabe (University of Manchester)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Chika Watanabe (University of Manchester)

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

Pedagogies of Disaster Futures: Play and Habitual Preparedness in Japan and Chile Dr Chika Watanabe (University of Manchester) Devastating ‘natural’ disasters from earthquakes to floods loom large in many societies, many of them ushered forward under the crises of climate change. And yet, despite scholarly observations...