Graduate Student Colloquia

2017 Agrarian Studies Graduate Student Colloquia

Thursdays, April 13, 20, and 27: 6pm-8:30pm
230 Prospect St.
Free Pizza, Beer, and Soft Drinks for Attendees
April 13:
Sayd Randle (Anthropology/FES), “On Aqueducts and Anxiety: Reading L.A.’s Future Through
Infrastructure Stories,” with discussant Myles Lennon (Anthropology/FES).
Yuan Chen (History), “Dust Storms and Urban Greening in China’s Medieval Capital Kaifeng,” with
discussant Tiraana Baines (History).
April 20:
Tiffany Hale (History), “Spiritual Warfare: Ghost Dancers and the Politics of Racial Antagonism,” with
discussant Naomi Sussman (History).
Faizah Zakaria (History), “A Mantra for Elephants: Large Mammals and Ethnic Change in Malaya
before 1900,” with discussant Paul Burow (Anthropology/FES).
April 27:
Sahana Ghosh (Anthropology), “De/Valuing Agrarian Flows: Tobacco, Ganja and Producing Demand
and Supply in the India-Bangladesh Borderlandscape,” with discussant Bhoomika Joshi
Luisa Cortesi (Anthropology), “Of Disaster: A Cognitive and Political Subcategory of the Nature/
Culture Dichotomy,” with discussant Shivangi Pareek (Anthropology).