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Spring 2009 Colloquia

Spring 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.

February 6
No colloquium


February 13
Truth of Madness/Confinements of Culture
Elizabeth Povinelli
Department of Anthropology
Columbia University


February 20
Freedom Papers: An African Woman and her Children in the Era of Atlantic Revolutions, 1789-1868
Rebecca Scott
Department of History
University of Michigan
Note Location: 4-6:30 PM in the History Lounge, 5th floor GC (the 5th Av end of the building, south corner.)*


February 27
Urban Charisma. On the Everyday Mythologies of the City
Thomas Blom Hansen
University of Amsterdam


March 6
Decolonization and Postnational Democracy
Gary Wilder
Department of History
Pomona College


March 13
Scales of Activism: The Objectification of Culture and Homeland in Berber Morocco
Paul Silverstein
Department of Anthropology
Reed College


March 20
Satirical Political Activism in the Age of Neoliberalism

Angelique Haugerud
Department of Anthropology
Rutgers University


March 27
The Empire of French Soccer
Laurent DuBois
Department of History
Duke University


April 3
Kayapo Cosmology as Praxis: Marxist Animism and the Material Life of Forms
Terry Turner
Cornell University


April 10  - 17 


April 24    
Will the Greenwave Lift all Boats?: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Urban Sustainability
Melissa Checker
Queens College


May 1 
Student Conference, speaker TBA


May 8 
Putting one's best foot forward: New insights into the evolution of hominin bipedalism
William Harcourt-Smith
Lehman College