2011-2012 Event Series:
Occupy Boston: An Ethnographic Perspective
Date: March 30, 2012 – 7pm
What can ethnography tell us about radical social movements, activism, and popular democracy? Dr. Juris is a leading figure in this field. The Anthropology department will be hosting his talk regarding his recent research into the Occupy Boston movement.
Talk With Mr. Roger Paul, Wabanaki Educator, Presented by the Four Winds Club
Date: Monday, November 7, 2011 – 6 p.m.
A discussion about contemporary “Wabanaki” people and their lives today and in the future. The presentation discusses the history of what is now known as North America over the past 15,000 years, based on the stories of “Wabanaki” people and how they came to be here. The term “Wabanaki” is defined and what role they played in the forming of the United States.
Revolutionary Pedagogies on a Global Scale
Date: Monday, October 31, 2011 4 p.m Location: Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Education scholars and practitioners will discuss ways to challenge inequality and racism through educational reform. Panelists include William Ayers, award winning author/editor of eighteen books on teaching and social justice, Bonisile Ntlemeza, Principal of LEAP-South Africa, an innovative school movement in South Africa that has developed a values-based model for confronting the legacy of apartheid-era education for black students in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Allison Rouse, CEO and founder of EdVillage, an organization dedicated to sharing educational reform initiatives throughout the globe with branches in South Africa and India.
“Returning Home to Die: AIDS, Kinship, and Anxieties About Social Change in Nigeria”
A special lecture by Daniel Jordan Smith:Professor of Anthropology at Brown University
Date: Wednesday October 12, 2011 Time: 4:00 p.m. Location: Diamond 141
Professor Smith has conducted research in Nigeria for many years and is an expert on HIV-AIDS, globalization, youth, gender and sexuality, and the cultural effects of corruption in everyday life. He is the author of A Culture of Corruption: Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria, for which he received the 2008 Margaret Mead Award and co-author in a global study of HIV-AIDs related behavior, including the recent book: The Secret: Love, Marriage, and HIV.
2010-2011 Event Series
Lecture by John Jackson, Jr
Date: April 28, 2011
John Jackson, Jr. anthropologist, blogger and filmmaker, University of Pennsylvania.
Copying, Counterfeit, and Capitalism: China’s Porcelain Industry
Date:April 21, 2011
Lecture by Maris Gillette, anthropologist and filmmaker, Haverford. This event is cosponsored with East Asian Studies.
Broken Pots and Broken Dreams
Date:Wed, April 20, 2011
A film by Maris Gillette, anthropologist and filmmaker, Haverford. This event is cosponsored with East Asian Studies.
Women and Empowerment in the Xi’an Muslim District of China
Date: April 20, 2011
A lecture by Maris Gillette, anthropologist and filmmaker, Haverford. This event is cosponsored with East Asian Studies.
Date: April 18, 2011
Lucien Taylor is the Director of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard. There will be a screening of his film “Sweetwater,” followed by a Q & A. This event is cosponsored with Cinema Studies Program.
The Ghost State: Insecurity and the Absent Presence of the State in Bolivia
Date: April 12, 2011
Lecture by Daniel Goldstein, Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University. This event is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program.
Blackness and Cosmopolitanism in Colombia’s Black Pacific
March 28, 2011
Michael Quintero is an ethnomusicologist from Bowdoin. This event is cosponsored with African American Studies Program and Colby College Black History Month.
Conflict, Cocaine and Elusive Peace in Colombia: Lessons from the Putumayo Women’s Network
March 3, 2011
Lecture by Winifred Tate, Professor of Anthropology, Colby. This event is sponsored by the International Studies Program.
Maple Razsa’s Bastards of Utopia (Cinema Studies)
Feb 8, 2011
Maple Razsa is an anthropologist, activist and documentary filmmaker. He is committed to using text, images and sound to embody the experience and political imagination of contemporary social movements. Maple’s work from Croatia, Mozambique, and the US has shown in such fora as the George Eastman House, The Harvard Film Archive, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and festivals from Taipei to Turin. As Assistant Professor of International Studies and Associate Director of the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights, Razsa teaches on social movements, human rights, political documentary, and postsocialism at Colby.