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Colloquium 2017-18

Fall 2017

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
“Untitled But Not Informal: State Formation and the Global Land Rush in Laos”

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

Spring 2018

January 26
Radhika Govindrajan
Anthropology, University of Washington
“On Lies, Sincerity, and the Social in an Indian Rural Election”

February 2
Cymene Howe
Anthropology and Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, Rice University
“Wind Power and the Politics of Mitigation in Southern Mexico”

February 9

Gaston Gordillo
Anthropology, University of British Columbia
Ambient Thickness: The Atmospheric Materiality of the Anthropocene

February 16
Tania Li
Anthropology, University of Toronto
Customs, Commons, Co-ops and Corporations: Indonesia’s 21st Century Land Reform

February 23
Paul Sutter
History, University of Colorado-Boulder
Rethinking Yellow Fever’s Atlantic World History

March 2
William Rankin
History of Science and the History of Medicine, Yale University
Radical Cartography: Visual Argument in the Age of Data

March 30
Naveeda Khan
Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
“Overhearing as a Modality of Politics: Riverine Lives, Devilish Whispers and the 2014 General Elections of Bangladesh”

April 6
Aaron Jakes
Agrarian Studies Program Fellow, Yale University
“State of the Field Restated; Agricultural Regulation and Colonial Conservatism in Egypt”

April 13
John Lee
Agrarian Studies Program Fellow, Yale University
“Sylvan Legacies: The Pine and the Fates of Korea, 1392-1910”

April 20
Adriana Chira
Agrarian Studies Program Fellow, Yale University
Silencing Race: Spatial Markings and Popular Race-Making in Eastern Cuba, 1820s-1860s”

Hinterlands, Frontiers, Cities, and States: Transactions and Identities

Meetings are Fridays, 11am-1pm Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 203*
*Except April 13 in the seminar room at 230 Prospect Street