Anthropology Brown Bag Series
"The Anthropology Department's Brown Bag Speaker series presents a diverse array of speakers touching on all aspects of anthropology. Talks are held Fridays at noon, usually in Giddings House room 212, usually with provided refreshments or sometimes even lunch. Speakers are often postdocs or visiting faculty in residence at Brown, but also speakers from the other Universities brought in for the occasion."
Most of the talks are held at Giddings House, Anthropology Department
on Fridays 12:00-1:00PM, Room 212
THE ANTHROPOLOGY BROWN BAG SERIES:
February 15: Matthew Liebman, Associate Prof. of Anthropology, Harvard University - Title: "Hybrid Materialities: Locating the In-between in the Archaeology of Native America”.
March 1: Ajantha Subramanian, Prof. of Anthropology, Harvard University -
Title: "Gifted: The Indian Institutes of Technology and the Social Life of Caste".
March 4 (Monday): Bambi Scheiffelin, Prof. of Anthropology, New York University- Title: "Christianizing language and the dis-placement of culture in Bosavi, Papa New Guinea".
March 21 (Thrusday): Gabriella Coleman, Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy in the Art History and Communication Studies Department, McGill University- Title: "Weapons of the Geek".
March 22: Oswaldo Chinchilla, Asst. Prof. of Anthropology, Yale University - Title: “The Archaeology of Cotzumalhuapa, Guatemala”.
April 12: Keisha Khan-Perry, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University - Title: "Urban Transformations, Violent Consequences: Black Women Fight Displacement in Brazil”.
April 19: Sarah Croucher, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Wesleyan University - Title: "Comprehending Capitalism of Zanzibar: Historical Archaeologies of Clove Plantations".
May 3: Felipe Gaitan-Ammann, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Anthropology, Brown University - Title: "The Moods of Ruins: An Empathic Archaeology of the Old Panama Site".
WGAP: The Working Group on Anthropological and Population
January 25: Kristin Skrabut, Brown University -Producing Poverty: Measurement, Mediation and Mistrust in Urban Peru
February 22: Maya Mesola, Brown University -Not Every Woman: Denaturalizing Motherhood and the "Mock-Heroics" of "Traveling" Surrogates in Fertility Hospitals in Accra, Ghana
April 5: Bianet Castellanos, Professor of American Studies -University of Minnesota- The Politics of Housing and Urbanization in Cancún, Mexico
April 26: Julie Chu, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago-Just in Time: The Chronopolitics of the Queue at the Global Edge of China
September 14: Rebecca Carter, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and a New Faculty Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Brown University. The talk is titled "Places for the Living and the Dead: Transforming Landscapes of Violence in New Orleans and the Urban Delta". In Giddings House, Room 212 from 12-1.
September 21: Nicholas Harkness, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University "Cultures of Incomprehensibility: Slang and Glossolalia in South Korea". (NOTE: In Kassar Fox, 151 Thayer St. 12 pm)
October 19: Claudio Lomnitz, Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University, "The Criminalization of Mexican Political Society During the Porfiriato." In Giddings House, Room 212 from 12-1.
October 26: Steven Black, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Georgia State University, "Zulu Warriors: Gendered Language and Music in Response to HIV/AIDS Stigma in South Africa." In Giddings House, Room 212 from 12-1.
WGAP: The Working Group on Anthropological and Population
September 28: Lindsey Reynolds, Graduate Student in Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University. Between Survey and Sociability: Constructing the vulnerable child in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in Giddings House, Room 212 from 12-1
October 12: Sara Friedman, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Anthropology, Indiana University at Bloomington, “Reproducing the Taiwanese Nation: Population Anxieties in an Age of Marital Migration.” In Giddings House, Room 212 from 12-1
November 9: Ceres Victoria, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, “From the perspective of survival: indigenous peoples' claims of recognition in contemporary Brazil.” In Giddings House, Room 212 from 12-1
Other talks of interest:
October 23rd, Rachel Dwyer “Islamicate or Islamophobic?: Muslims in Hindi cinema” 4:00pm-6pm in McKinney Conference Room Followed by a reception in the South Common Room
October 25th, Rachael Dwyer, “Filming the gods: Hindu religious genres and myth making in Hindi cinema” 12:00pm-1:30pm in the Joukowsky Forum
-January 27th: Rebecca Galemba, Lecturer in Social Studies, Harvard University. Title: Remapping the Border: Taxation, Territory, and (Trans)National Identity at the Mexico-Guatemala Border.
-February 10th: Lynn Morgan, Mary E. Woolley Professor of Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College. Title: Claiming Rosa Parks: Reproductive Rights and Strategic Secularism in Argentina.
-February 24th: Naor Ben-Yehoyada, Visiting Lecturer at the Anthropology department of Harvard, he will be giving a talk titled: Segmentary Strategies and the Spirit of Transnationalism: Sicilians, Tunisians, and the Trans-Mediterranean Spread of Conjured-up Kinship, about his ethnographic work on the maritime trade on the Sicilian Channel.
-March 2th: Steven C. Caton, Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies in the Anthropology Department at Harvard University, will be giving a talk on Friday, the 2nd of March at noon. This event will be at Giddings House on 128 Hope Street, and more information is to follow.
-April 6th: Bertram Malle, Professor at Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences here at Brown will be giving a talk on the 6th of April at noon. The talk is titled "Blame and Punishment: Sketches of Cognitive Processes, Social Functions, and Cultural Evolution". This event is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, and all are welcome.
-October 7th: Christy Delair,
Graduate student, Anthropology Department. Title: The Practice of Crafting: How Making and Selling Crafts Shapes Indigenous Identity in Taiwan.
-October 14th: Llerena Searle, Lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design, Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Science. Title: "Disingenuous discourse: Transparency claims and global landscapes in contemporary India."
-November 11th: Ben Teitelbaum, Graduate student at the department of Ethnomusicology here at Brown.
Title: 'Neighbor, Take Me by the Hand:' Racial Me-too-ism and the Paradoxes of White Nationalist Music in Scandinavia."
-December 2nd: Astrid Runggaldier
Astrid Runggaldier is lecturer in Archaeology at Boston University. She has worked at the important early classic Maya site of San Bartolo, Guatemala.
-December 9th: Tyson Smith
R. Tyson Smith is ACLS new Faculty Fellow at the department of Sociology. He will be talking about the performance of violence and its relation to identity for independent professional wrestlers in the US.
-December 16th: Marybeth MacPhee
Marybeth MacPhee is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Roger Williams University. She will be discussing household health protection strategies in Morocco.
Go here for more information on talks for WGAP (THE WORKING GROUP ON ANTHROPOLOGY AND POPULATION BROWN UNIVERSITY)