The Semiotics Workshop

Culture in Context

Author: rgelles20

Spring 2020 Schedule

Thursday, April 23 
Wee Yang Soh (PhD Student, Anthropology, University of Chicago)
“‘It’s Dangerous to Talk Like Americans’: How an Image of the US in Decline Mediates Racial Discourse in Singapore”
 
Thursday, May 14
Krystal Smalls (Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
TBA
 
Thursday, May 21
Francis Cody, (Associate Professor, Anthropology and Asian Institute, University of Toronto)
TBA
 
Thursday, June 4
Josh Babcock (PhD Candidate, Anthropology, University of Chicago)
“”Code-Switching,” Community, and Standardizing Singlish”
 
Thursday, June 11
Ricardo Rivera (PhD Candidate, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley)
“History, Rupture, and Excess: Quran Translation in Adjara, Georgia”

Fall 2019 Schedule

Thursday, October 3 
Hannah McElgunn (PhD Candidate, Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Chicago)
“Death by the Commons”
 
Thursday, October 24
Gregory Thompson (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brigham Young University)
“Our Lady of the Underpass: Toward an Anthropological Theory of Vision at the Ontological Turn”
 
Thursday, October 31
Sharese King (Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago)
“Rethinking Race and Place: The role of persona in sound change reversal”
 
Thursday, November 14 
Alexander Ward (Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago)
“Values in Conflict: Expert Interpretations of the Persepolis Fortification Archive”
 
Thursday, December 5
Rebecca Journey (PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Chicago)
“Urban Living Room”

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