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Anthropology Colloquium

Each semester, the Anthropology hosts a colloquium series that features esteemed anthropologists discussing different aspects of the field. See this semester's colloquium schedule below.

Spring Colloquium Series Flyer
Download the Spring 2023 Colloquium Schedule

Zoom or Hyflex (Room 5417)
Unless otherwise noted, all colloquia take place 4:15pm-6:15pm EST Friday.

If you have any questions, please email anthropology@gc.cuny.edu.


FEB 3: GUSTAV PEEBLES; THE NEW SCHOOL
Common(S) Currency: Collectivized Hoards & the Regulation of Money


FEB10: BOOK LAUNCH! DAVID HARVEY - INTRODUCTION BY RUTH GILMORE
“Reminiscences” on the occasion of the publication of David Harvey: A Critical Introduction to His Thought, edited by Noel Castree, Greig Charnock, and Brett Christophers


FEB 17: NATALI VALDEZ; PURDUE UNIVERSITY
Weighing the Future: Race, Science, and Pregnancy Trials in the Post-genomic Era


MAR 3: SAYGUN GOKARIKSEL; BOĞAZIÇI UNIVERSITY
Of Truths, Secrets, and Betrayals: Capitalist Nation-State Making and Reckoning with the Communist Past in the European East


MAR 10: DANIELLA GANDOLFO; WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Tears and Laughter in “The Land of the Brave Bulls”


MAR17: BOOK LAUNCH! CHRISTOPHER LOPERENA
The Ends of Paradise: Race, Extraction, and the Struggle for Black Life in Honduras


MAR 24: MEMORIAL SERVICE! JUNE NASH - CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Event takes place in rooms 9205, 9206, & 9207. Reception to follow in Skylight Room, GC, 9th floor


MAR 31: CORI HAYDEN; UC BERKLEY
The Spectacular Generic: Pharmaceuticals and the Simipolitical in Mexico


APR 21: GREGG MITMAN; UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
Empire of Rubber: Scenes from Firestone’s Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia


APR 28: JANET MCINTOSH; BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
Between Honor and the Abyss: Necropolitical Language in the U.S. Marine Corps


MAY 5: JACINTA BEEHNER; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
The “Hoo-Haa Effect” - An Unfortunate Name for a Series of Related Effects in Female Primate Reproduction

GC Anthropology Fall 2022 Colloquium Poster
Download the Fall 2022 Colloquium Flyer (PNG)

Zoom or Hyflex (Room 5417)
Unless otherwise noted, all colloquia take place 4:15pm-6:15pm EST Friday.

If you have any questions, please email anthropology@gc.cuny.edu.


Sept. 30
Book Launch! After Stories: Transnational Intimacies of Post-War El Salvador
Irina Carlota (Lotti) Silber, The City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
In conversation with Christopher Loperena, the Graduate Center, CUNY

Cosponsored with The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies


Oct. 7
Resurgent Race Science, Transphobia & the Academic "Anti-Woke" Crowd: Why Anthropology Needs to be Loud!
Augustín Fuentes, Princeton University


Oct. 14
Memorial service! Leith Mullings: A Celebration of Her Life
Event takes place in rooms 9205, 9206, & 9207. Reception to follow in the Skylight Room, GC, 9th floor


Oct. 21
Piggybacking the Galaxy Light: Demotic Advertising in the Shutdown
Lily Hope Chumley, New York University


Oct. 28
Transformations of an Emigrant Community and the Politics of Scale in
Shenzhen, China

Anne-Christine Trémon, University of Lausanne; The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences


Nov. 4
Conference! Confronting the New Global Disorder
Panel 1 - 2-4PM: Don Kalb, University of Bergen; Sharryn Kasmir, Hofstra University; Christopher Loperena, CUNY; David Harvey, CUNY

Panel 2 - 4-6PM: Don Nonini, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Oana Mateescu,  University of Bergen; Don Robotham, CUNY; Gary Wilder, CUNY


Nov. 18
Mafiacraft: A Political Anthropology of Silence
Deborah Puccio-Den, The French National Centre for Scientific Research; The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences 

Co-sponsored with the European Union Studies Center


Dec. 2
Nationalizing Antiquities: The Foreign Interference in Governing the Archaeological Work in Egypt following the Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb
Asaad A. Zaki, University of Sadit City


Dec. 9
Human Morality in Adaptationist vs Cultural Evolutionary Perspective
David Lahti, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

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