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04/16/2014 04/16/2014

CANCELLED – April 16 – Kris Alexanderson: “Transoceanic Politics and Dutch Maritime Conciliation in East Asia during the 1930s”

Due to a medical emergency, this event has been cancelled. – April 12, 2014 Kris Alexanderson’s current work examines the collaborative efforts of the Netherlands East Indies’ colonial administration, Dutch shipping businesses, and Dutch foreign consulates in port cities across the Middle East and Asia to control the flow of anti-Western and anti-colonial ideas—including pan-Islamism, Communism, and pan-Asianism—across its colonial borders during the […]

Location : Humanities 1, Room 210

04/23/2014 04/23/2014

April 23 – Susan Harding: “Secular Trouble: Anthropology, Public Schools, and De/regulating Religion in late 20th Century America”

Susan Harding’s recent work explores the nexus of secularism, Christian revivalism, Civil Rights, and decolonialization as they imploded in the controversy over a federally funded elementary school curriculum in Anthropology. She reads the curriculum as a national secularizing project that triggered Christian efforts to regulate secularism. Susan Harding is Professor of Anthropology at UCSC.  

Location : Humanities 1, Room 210

04/30/2014 04/30/2014

April 30 – Morten Axel Pedersen: “Collaborative Damage: A Comparative Ethnography of Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Mozambique and Mongolia”

Morten Axel Pedersen has conducted fieldwork in Mongolia, the Russian Far East, and Western China on topics as diverse as shamanism, political cosmology, post-socialist transition, infrastructure, social networks, and hope. He is currently completing a comparative ethnography of Chinese Resource-Extraction projects in Mongolia and Mozambique. Morten Axel Pedersen is Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.  

Location : Humanities 1, Room 210

05/07/2014 05/07/2014

May 7 – Lauren Berlant: “On Being in Life Without Wanting the World: On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life”

This talk is located in a shattered, yet intelligible zone defined by being in life without wanting the world–a state traversing misery and detachment that, the talk claims, is well-known to historically structurally subordinated people (people of color, of non-normative sexuality, proletarianized laborers . . .). Reading with Claudia Rankine (Don’t Let Me Be Lonely), […]

Location : Humanities 1, Room 210

05/14/2014 05/14/2014

May 14 – Martin Holbraad “How Myths Make Men in Afro-Cuban Divination”

Martin Holbraad’s main field research is in Cuba, where he focuses on Afro-Cuban religions and revolutionary politics. Author of Truth in Motion: the Recursive Anthropology of Cuban Divination (Chicago, 2012), Holbraad currently directs a major comparative project on the anthropology of revolutions. Martin Holbraad is Professor of Social Anthropology, University College London and Co-Director of Cosmology, Religion, Ontology and Culture Research Group (CROC).

Location : Humanities 1, Room 210

05/21/2014 05/21/2014

May 21 – Despina Kakoudaki “Robots and Slaves: History, Allegory, and the Structural Logic of the Robot Story”

Despina Kakoudaki’s work focuses on literature, film, visual and cultural studies, and the history of technology. Her forthcoming book, Anatomy of a Robot: Literature, Cinema, and the Cultural Work of Artificial People, traces our fascination with mechanical and constructed people, such as robots, cyborgs, androids and automata. Despina Kakoudaki is Associate Professor of Literature at American University.

Location : Humanities 1, Room 210

05/28/2014 05/28/2014

May 28 – Gopal Balakrishnan “Breakthroughs of the Young Marx”

Offering an intellectual history of the phases of Marx’s thought from his dissertation on Greek philosophy to The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Gopal Balakrishnan seeks to explain why the emergent syntheses of this early Marx broke down in the aftermath of the failures of the revolutions of 1848. Gopal Balakrishnan is Professor of History of Consciousness at UCSC.

Location : Humanities 1, Room 210

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April 9 – Mark Anderson: “Franz Boas, George Schuyler and Miscegenation: A Chapter in the History of Anthropology, Race/Racism, and the Harlem Renaissance”

Mark Anderson works on the politics of race and culture, particularly in the Americas. He is currently working on a project tentatively titled Anthropology and Race/Racism: From The Harlem Renaissance to Decolonizing the Discipline, which traces anthropological approaches to race/racism from the 1920s to the 1970s. Mark Anderson is Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCSC.

CANCELLED – April 16 – Kris Alexanderson: “Transoceanic Politics and Dutch Maritime Conciliation in East Asia during the 1930s”

Due to a medical emergency, this event has been cancelled. – April 12, 2014 Kris Alexanderson’s current work examines the collaborative efforts of the Netherlands East Indies’ colonial administration, Dutch shipping businesses, and Dutch foreign consulates in port cities across the Middle East and Asia to control the flow of anti-Western and anti-colonial ideas—including pan-Islamism, Communism, and pan-Asianism—across its colonial borders during the […]

April 23 – Susan Harding: “Secular Trouble: Anthropology, Public Schools, and De/regulating Religion in late 20th Century America”

Susan Harding’s recent work explores the nexus of secularism, Christian revivalism, Civil Rights, and decolonialization as they imploded in the controversy over a federally funded elementary school curriculum in Anthropology. She reads the curriculum as a national secularizing project that triggered Christian efforts to regulate secularism. Susan Harding is Professor of Anthropology at UCSC.  

April 30 – Morten Axel Pedersen: “Collaborative Damage: A Comparative Ethnography of Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Mozambique and Mongolia”

Morten Axel Pedersen has conducted fieldwork in Mongolia, the Russian Far East, and Western China on topics as diverse as shamanism, political cosmology, post-socialist transition, infrastructure, social networks, and hope. He is currently completing a comparative ethnography of Chinese Resource-Extraction projects in Mongolia and Mozambique. Morten Axel Pedersen is Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.