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Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Christina Woolner (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Christina Woolner (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 28 February, 2020 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Christina Woolner (University of Cambridge) Listening to love: aural attention, vocal iconicity and intimacy in Somaliland On first listen, both music and talk about love are conspicuously absent from Hargeysa’s contested public soundscapes. Yet behind closed doors, lonely love-sufferers and love-hopefuls tune in to the...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Nofit Itzhak (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Nofit Itzhak (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

Friday, 21 February, 2020 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Nofit Itzhak (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) Signifiers for the Divine: from Dyad to Triad in the Humanitarian Relation Le Rocher is a Catholic Charismatic NGO operating in the French cités, concerned with ameliorating the living conditions of immigrant populations inhabiting these peripheral neighborhoods. While the...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Professor Patricia Spyer, (The Graduate Institute Geneva)

Senior Research Seminar: Professor Patricia Spyer, (The Graduate Institute Geneva)

Friday, 14 February, 2020 - 16:15 to 18:00

Professor Patricia Spyer, (The Graduate Institute Geneva) Extreme Perception and the Work on Appearance Drawing on my forthcoming book, Orphaned Landscapes: Violence, Visuality, and Appearance in Indonesia (Fordham University Press 2020), the presentation addresses a momentous transformation of the terrain of the visual...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Alice Street (University of Edinburgh)

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Alice Street (University of Edinburgh)

Friday, 24 January, 2020 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Alice Street (University of Edinburgh) Humanitarian entrepreneurs: Hype and hope in Boston’s biotech hub What happens when speculative capitalism collides with humanitarian concern? Boston’s biotech hub, long established as a premium location for commercialising life-science research, is also home to a growing number of...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Taras Fedirko (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Taras Fedirko (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 31 January, 2020 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Taras Fedirko (University of Cambridge) Follow the money: suspicion and expertise in an offshore investigation What role does suspicion play in investigations of offshore corruption? What does suspicion ‘feel’ and look like? And how does one learn to suspect? Building on fieldwork with anti-corruption investigators and...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Professor Tone Bringa (University of Bergen)

Senior Research Seminar: Professor Tone Bringa (University of Bergen)

Friday, 7 February, 2020 - 16:15 to 18:00

Professor Tone Bringa (University of Bergen) To know one's grandfather's name: Bosniak Turks between kin and state The early 20 th century saw hundreds of thousands of people migrating from the Balkans eastwards to Turkey (and the late Ottoman Empire). This massive movement of people, its causes and effects on sending and...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Professor Harri Englund (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar: Professor Harri Englund (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 17 January, 2020 - 16:15 to 18:00

Professor Harri Englund (University of Cambridge) Africa as an Altar of Sacrifice: The Struggle for Epistemic Justice Taking my cue from Talal Asad’s claim that secular redemptive politics has no place for the idea of the redeemer submitting him- or herself to suffering, I ask how epistemic justice would look like if it...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Peter Lockwood (University of Cambridge) and Camille Lardy (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar: Peter Lockwood (University of Cambridge) and Camille Lardy (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 29 November, 2019 - 16:15 to 18:00

Peter Lockwood (University of Cambridge) 'Greedy Eaters' and their moralisers: A moral economy of continuity and consumption in central Kenya Beyond the tranquil northern suburbs of Nairobi lies the burgeoning peri-urban sprawl of southern Kiambu County - a criss-crossing network of towns punctuating the patchwork...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Sazana Jayadeva (University College London)

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Sazana Jayadeva (University College London)

Friday, 1 November, 2019 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Sazana Jayadeva (University College London) Learning to move: An ethnographic study of how social media is facilitating transnational student mobility from India Drawing on fieldwork focused on student migration from India to Germany, this paper examines the increasingly central yet understudied role of social media in...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Maxim Bolt (University of Birmingham)

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Maxim Bolt (University of Birmingham)

Friday, 8 November, 2019 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Maxim Bolt (University of Birmingham) Bureaucratic complicity and the temporalities of the law: property inheritance and the post-apartheid state in urban South Africa In the wake of political transition, how is bureaucracy positioned between popular expectations and a state’s deep continuities? The end of apartheid in...