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Fall 2009 Colloquia

Fall 2009 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.


October 2
Purity and the Production of Danger: American Empire and Organized Crime Formation
Jane Schneider
Professor Emeritus
Department of Anthropology
CUNY Graduate Center

Inaugural lecture of the "Anthropology Today for the World Tomorrow" Fall 2009 lecture series
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October 9
Unplanned Community: The Struggle for the South African City
Anne-Maria Makhulu
Duke University
Department of Cultural Anthropology

First lecture in the 2009/10 Speaker Series: "Axes of Inequality: Race, Gender, Sexuality, AIDS, and Civil Society in Southern Africa"

Cosponsored by The Center for Place, Culture and Politics; The Social Justice, Gender, and Health Reading Group; and The Center for the Humanities.

4:00-6:30 PM History Lounge, 5th floor


Friday, October 16
Anthropology Today for the World Tomorrow
Space: A Conversation

Moderator: Setha Low
Panelists: John Collins, Vinay Gadwani and Neil Smith

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Friday, October 23
Reading ‘Octomom’: Nadya Suleman and the Politics of Reproduction, Race and Class
Dana Davis
Department of Urban Studies
Queens College CUNY

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Friday, October 30
Spectres of Finance: Limits to Knowledge and the Politics of Crisis
Randy Martin
Department of Art and Public Policy
New York University

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Friday, November 13
Anthropology Today for the World Tomorrow
Imperialism: A Conversation

Moderator: Don Robotham
Panelists: Fernando Coronil, Kirk Dombrowski and Ida Susser

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Friday, November 20
Anthropology Today for the World Tomorrow
Anthropology as the Study of the Particular: Capitalism in Ghana
Don Robotham
Department of Anthropology
CUNY Graduate Center

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Monday, November 30
Anthropology Today for the World Tomorrow
After the Crash: A Human Economy for the 21st Century
Keith Hart
Department of Anthropology
Goldsmiths, University of London
Room 9204/9205

* Please note date and location

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Friday, November 27: NO COLLOQ: THANKSGIVING BREAK


Friday, December 4: NO COLLOQ: American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting


Friday, December 11
Radical Urbanism Conference

Center for Place, Culture and Politics
CUNY Graduate Center