The Workshop on US Locations

Winter 2022 Schedule

Please see our Fall quarter schedule below. All sessions will be held remotely from 4:30pm-6pm on Wednesdays in Haskell Hall 101. Please email Zak Arrington ( prior to each session for the paper. If there is anything we can do to facilitate your participation please reach out to Zach Lazarus ( for assistance.

Wednesday, January 19th (virtual session)

Talia Gordon, PhD

PhD Candidate, Comparative Human Development

“‘If John Fails, We All Fail’: Crisis, Recovery, and Responsibility in the Post-Welfare U.S.”

Discussant TBA

Wednesday, February 2nd (virtual session)

Abou Farman

Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research

Wednesday, February 16th (virtual session)

Hannah Norwood

PhD Candidate, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

“A Complete Count: The Politics of Visibility in the 2020 U.S. Census”

Discussant: Paula Martin, PhD Candidate, Comparative Human Development

Wednesday, March 2nd (virtual session)

Briel Kobak

PhD Candidate, Anthropology

“Heaven on Earth in America”

Discussant: Alex Blanchette