The Semiotics Workshop

Culture in Context

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Spring 2019 Schedule

Thursday, April 11 
Perry Wong (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)
“Introducing Mayan from Cunén: Constructing an Ethnography from the Inside Out”
*
Thursday, May 2
Kristin Hickman (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)
“TBD”
*
Thursday, May 16
Moodjalin Sudcharoen (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)
“What’s in the Surname ‘Without-A-Surname’: Bureaucracy and Naming of ‘Alien Kids’ in Thai State Schools.”
*
Thursday, May 23 
Elizabeth Mertz (Research Professor, American Bar Foundation; 
Professor, Law School, University of Wisconsin )
“Negotiating Race and Gender between Law and Life: U.S. Law Professors”
*
Thursday, June 6
Jack Mullee (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)
Flows, flows, flows!: Pattern and Capacity as Metasemiotic Effects (in São Paolo Health)”

Winter 2019 Schedule

Thursday, January 17 
Adam Sargent (Postdoctoral Researcher, Northwestern University)
“The Hazards of Training: Ideologies of Labor and the Consequences of Toil in India’s Construction Industry”
** 
Thursday, January 31
Christopher Bloechl (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)
“Unacknowledged Regimentation in Standardized Yucatec Maya”
**
Thursday, February 14
Patrick Lewis (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)
“Memurluk, Kurdish Youth and the Turkish State: Public-Making, Value-Creation, and State-Formation in New Institutions of Higher Education in North Kurdistan/Southeastern Turkey”
**
Thursday, February 28 
Britta Ingebretson (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)
“TBD”
**
Thursday, March 7
Alaina Lemon (Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan)
“Haptics in Semiosis: The Feeling of Being Animated”
**
Thursday, March 14
Shalini Shankar (Professor, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University)
“Entailments of Generation: Potential and Excess of a Fraught Social Category”

Spring 2018 Schedule

Thursday, March 29
Lily Chumley (Assistant Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University)
“Fertile Virtue Wealth: Gendered Agencies and the Linguistic Administration of Market Socialism”
Thursday, April 12
Angela Reyes (Professor, Department of English, Hunter College)
“Real Fake Skin: Semiotics of Skin-Lightening in the Philippines”
Thursday, April 19
Cécile Canut (Professor, Université Paris Descartes)
“TBD”
Thursday, April 26 
Colin Halverson (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University)
“Standard and Legacy”
Thursday, May 10 
Chris Bloechl (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago)
“Authoritative ‘Mixed’ Maya At a Presbyterian Church in Yucatán
Thursday, May 24 
Erik Skjon (PhD Candidate, Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Chicago)
“An Ecology of Value”

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