Spring Quarter Schedule:
Averill Leslie, Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology
Valorized, Vigorous, and… Sidelined? Vermont Town Meeting in a Privatizing Age
Charis Thompson, Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley
Kate Mariner, Doctoral Student, Anthropology
Future: The (Re)Production of Temporality and Kinship in Private Adoption Paperwork
Kara White, MAPSS
Transspecies Sensory Engagements: Touch in a Cage-less Cat Shelter
Anna Jabloner, Doctoral Student, Anthropology
Jewish Gene Panels, Preventative Double Mastectomies: Risk, Anxiety, and Racial Affect in Genetic Counseling
January 9th, Wednesday
Joseph Weiss, Anthropology, University of Chicago
“Our Drums Are Silenced”
Discussant: Kaya Williams
Alex Blanchette, Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology
“Porkopolis: The Afterlives of Swine in a Company Town”
Discussant: Christien Tompkins (Anthropology)
Mary Leighton, Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology
“Localizing Academic Culture: The Neoliberal University, Between Chile and the US”
Discussant: Eric Hirsch (Anthropology)
Aaron Seaman, Doctoral Student, Comparative Human Development
“Proper Alignments: Creating and Calibrating Family Caregivers and People with Dementia in the U.S.”
Elise Kramer, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology
“In Any War Between the Oppressed and the Oppressor, Support the Oppressed”: Contentious Victimhood in the American Political Field
October 11th, Thursday
Jason De León, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
“Citizenship, Materiality, and Necroviolence along the U.S.-Mexico Border: Recent Research from the Undocumented Migration Project”
**Note: This workshop session will be held in Haskell 315, and will be followed by a reception at the Pub.
Co-sponsored with the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop and the Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean
Becca Journey, Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology
“Disintegrating/Reimagining the Agora: Greenpoint’s McCarren Park Pool”
Special Session on US Elections
Please join us on November 7, the day after the US presidential election, for a special workshop in which we will share and discuss short ethnographic reflections on Election Day and US electoral politics from a range of sites. Groups of workshop participants will use a “flash fieldwork” method to stimulate and ground a discussion on the implications of this election for anthropological and ethnographic practice, and electoral politics more generally.
Sites already in the works include polling sites, political rallies, results watching parties, and various media-scapes.
Key themes to be discussed at this session include, but are not limited to:
- What kinds of ethnographic objects and methods emerge from or are productive for an encounter with US electoral politics?
- How will the election shift (or perhaps not shift) the terrain of our respective field sites?
- What kinds of engagements with the political are possible and/or desirable in our work?
All those planning on attending, we encourage/request that you participate by bringing ethnographic reflections of your own regarding election events, including the following:
- polls and election day voting,
- media representation of the election, and media-watching locations,
- events such as election parties or post-election rallies, or
- the perception of the election from outside the US.
MAPSS Roundtable – A special session for MAPSS students, graduate students, and faculty to discuss doing ethnographic work in the US. More information to follow. Lunch will be served.
*Note alternate time – 12-2pm*
Azara Golston, Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology
Hannah Woodroofe, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology
“Leftovers, Loopholes, and Labor: Working on the Wasteland in Youngstown, Ohio”