“Hinterlands, Frontiers, Cities, and States: Transactions and Identities”
Meetings are Fridays, 11am-1pm
Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 203*
*Except September 15 and November 3 in the seminar room at 230 Prospect Street

September 15
Paul Freedman
History, Yale University
"The U.S. Farm-to-Table Movement"

September 22
Cecilia Tsu
History, UC Davis
"Harvest of Self-Help: Refugees, Community Gardening, and the Agrarian Dream"

September 29
Aniket Aga
School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
"The Ethical Publicity of Agri-chemicals in Western India: The Limits of Dualist Conceptions of Political Economy"

October 6
Natalia Mamonova
Political Science, The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague
"Naive Monarchism and Rural Resistance in Contemporary Russia"

October 13
Nancy Langston
History, Michigan Technological University
"Sustaining Lake Superior: Mining, Water Quality, and Indigenous Environmental Justice" 

October 27
Madeleine Reeves
Anthropology, Manchester
"Sovereign (Be)longings: State-Desire and the Anthropology of Exception"

November 3
Glenn Dynner
Religious Studies, Sarah Lawrence College
"Pogroms in Rural Poland: The Breakdown of an Age-Old Economic Symbiosis"

November 10
Fernando Santos-Granero
Anthropology, Smithsonian
"Slavery as Structure, Process or Lived Experience, or Why Slave Societies Existed in Pre-contact Tropical America"

December 1
Michael Dwyer
Political Ecology, CIFOR
"Authority Problems: Concession Formalization and State Formation in Contemporary Laos."

December 8
Pablo Lapegna
Sociology, University of Georgia
“The Argentine Soybean Boom: Agrochemical Exposure and Peasant Demobilization”