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)
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)
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)
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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