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Fall 2006 Colloquia

Fall 2006 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 C198 (Concourse level) unless otherwise noted. Following the colloquia, light refreshments are served in the Brockway Room, Room 6402 in the Anthropology Department. Note days and times of other special events.

Friday, October 13
A Colloquium in Honor of Gerald Sider

Anthony Marcus (Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Melbourne) INTRODUCTORY REMARKS AND REFLECTIONS

Chris Lawrence (Department of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center) "PARTISAN ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY"

Avram Bornstein (Department of Anthropology,John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center) "PARADOX IN THE MIDRASH OF GERALD SIDER"

Lesley Gill (Department of Anthropology, American University) "SILENCE AND POLITICAL STRUGGLE: ORGANIZING AGAINST COCA-COLA IN COLOMBIA"

Kirk Dombrowski (Department of Anthropology, John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center) "SMALL AND LARGE: ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY"

Charles Menzies (Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia) "WITHIN AND AGAINST: GERALD SIDER, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES "

Location: President's Conference Room, 8201.01

Thursday October 19
6:30 – 8:30pm, Proshansky Auditorium
Does Diversity Matter?: Race, Class and Higher Education

A panel discussion on diversity and racial inequality moderated by William Kelly, President of the Graduate Center, with Walter Benn Michaels, author of the forthcoming The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality; David Harvey, Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center, author of, most recently, A Brief History of Neoliberalism; Leith Mullings, Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center, and author of, among many other books, On Our Own Terms: Race, Class and Gender in the Lives of African American Women, and Gary Younge, columnist for The Nation and The Guardian, and author of No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the Deep South.
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities.

Friday, October 20

Hugh Raffles
Department of Anthropology, New School for Social Research
Aesthetics and Insects: A Story of the Nuclear Age

Friday, October 27
Sally Engle Merry, Professor of Anthropology and Law and Society, New York University
Making Human Rights in the Vernacular: Plural Legalities and Traveling Rights in India, China, and the USA

Friday, November 3
Miriam Ticktin, Women’s Studies and Anthropology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
International Center for Advanced Study (ICAS) Fellow, NYU (2006-2007)
Where French Feminist and Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Meet: Sexual Violence as the Language of Border Control

Friday, November 10
Elizabeth Davis, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities
The Other Asylum: Responsibility and Reform in Greek Psychiatry

Friday, November 17
AAA meeting – No colloquium

Friday, November 24
Thanksgiving holiday – No colloquium

Friday, December 1
Brooke Larson, Department of History, SUNY-Stony Brook
Peasant Intellectuals and Insurgent Print Culture in the Bolivian Andes