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Spring 2013 Colloquia

Spring 2013 Anthropology Program Colloquia
The Promise of Transformation
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth 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. Light refreshments will be served afterward in the Brockway Room, Rm. 6402. Additional events may be announced. Download the poster.

February 8: Oswaldo Chinchilla (Yale)
“Cosmogony and Ritual at Tikal, Guatemala: Interpreting a Classic Maya Sacrificial Cremation”

February 15: Aimee Cox (Fordham University)
“Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Space in Post-Industrial Detroit”

February 22: Andrew Gilbert (McMaster University)
“Foreign Publicity, the Democratization Paradox, and the Limits of International Intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina”

March 1: Michael Blim (Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Recasting the Rise of American Ruling Class: Their Nineteenth Century Revolution from Above and Its Consequences”

March 8: Paul Kockelman (Barnard College)
“Hunting Ham and Sieving Spam: The Relation between Meaning, Mathematics and Meat”

March 15: Laurie Godfrey (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
"The Evolution and Extinction of Madagascar's Remarkable Giant Lemurs"

March 22: Alan Smart (University of Calgary)
“The Social Construction of Series of Crises”
April 5: Paul Eiss (Carnegie Mellon University)
“Signs of Violence: Messaging, Media and Politics in Mexico’s ‘Drug War’ ”

April 12: Elizabeth Ferry (Brandeis)
“Arbitrage, Difference and Mineral Marketplaces in Mapimí and Tucson”

April 19: Zoe Crossland (Columbia University)
“Signs of the Dead: Forensic Archaeology's Evidential Regimes”
April 26: Clara Han (Johns Hopkins University)
“Birth of a New Emotion”

May 3: Omri Elisha (Queens College, CUNY)
“The Time and Place for Prayer: Revivalism and Evangelical Urbanism in ‘Citywide Prayer’ ”
May 10: Veena Das (Johns Hopkins University)
“Syntax, Meaning and Emotion: The Provocations of the Dhwani Theorists”