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Fall 2008 Colloquia

Fall 2008 Colloquia Series
and Special Events
PhD Program in Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center

365 5th Avenue at 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

All colloquia take place on Fridays, 4:15-6:15 in Room C415A (concourse level) unless otherwise noted. Following the colloquia, light refreshments are served in the Brockway Room, Rm. 6402 in the Anthropology Department. Note days and times of other special events. Additional events may be announced.


Sept. 19
Walter Veltroni
head Italian opposition party, journalist, former mayor of Rome
in conversation with Jane Kramer, the New Yorker
Michael Blim - moderator
Sponsored by the Humanities Center, Elebash Recital Hall

Sept. 26
No Colloquium
Rosh Hashanah

Oct 3
Program Meeting

Oct 10
No Colloquium
Yom Kippur and Columbus Day weekend

Oct. 17
Cop in the Hood, or Putting the Participation Back in Participant-Observation Ethnography
Peter Moskos
Dept. of Law and Police Science
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Oct. 24
If This be Treason…:The Paradoxical Power of Youth in Senegal, 2000-2007
Michael Ralph
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
New York University

Oct. 31
The Unbearable Sliminess of Being: Photography, Phonography, and Abjection in the Botanical Exploration of the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands
Erik Mueggler
Department of Anthropology
University of Michigan

Nov. 7
In Praise of Suffering: a Critical Anthropology of Modern Industrial Responses to Emotional Discontent
James Davies
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Oxford University

Nov. 14
The Enigma of Capital
David Harvey
Ph.D. Program in Anthropology
CUNY Graduate Center

Nov. 21
No colloq
American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting

Nov. 28
No colloq
Thanksgiving recess

Dec 5 - We regret to announce that this lecture has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for a future date.
Revisiting Feminist Ethnography:New Reflections on Methods, Activism & Academe under Neoliberalism
Dana-Ain Davis
Department of Urban Studies,
Queens College, CUNY

Dec. 12
Unraveling the Nutritional Complexities of Primate Diets in African Forests
Jessica Rothman
Department of Anthropology
Hunter College
followed Holiday Party