Pastoral scene

2024-2025 Schedule

The core of the Agrarian Studies Program’s activities is a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.

This topic embraces, inter alia, the study of mutual perceptions between countryside and city, and patterns of cultural and material exchange, extraction, migration, credit, legal systems, and political order that link them.

It also includes an understanding of how different societies conceive of the spatial order they exhibit. What terms aremeaningful and how are they related?: e.g., frontier, wilderness, arable, countryside, city, town, agriculture, commerce, “hills,” lowlands, maritime districts, inland. How have these meanings changed historically and what symbolic and material weight do they bear?

Meetings are Fridays, 11am -1pm Eastern Time. 

Meetings will be held in a hybrid format, both on Zoom and in-person at 230 Prospect Street, Room 101.

Please susbscribe to our mailing list here to receive the meeting information and the password to download the paper from the Agrarian Studies website. If you have any questions, contact agrarian.studies@yale.edu

Fall 2024

September 13
Tulia Falleti
Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor od Political Science; Director of the Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies; Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; Tri-Chair of the Faculty Senate
University of Pennsylvania
Title TBA

September 20
Pavithra Vasudevan
Assistant Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and African & African Diaspora Studies
University of Texas at Austin
Title TBA

September 27
Sarah Foss
Assistant Professor of History
Oklahoma State University
Title TBA

October 4
Sarah Balakrishnan
Assistant Professor of History
Duke University
Title TBA

October 11
Anthony Dest
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Lehman College, CUNY, New York
Title TBA

October 25
Ting Hui Lau
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
National University of Singapore
Title TBA

November 1
Sarah Vogel
Advocate, Attorney, Author
Title TBA

November 8
Kimberly Marion Suiseeya
Associate Professor, Faculty Affiliate Center for Native American and Intigenous Research; Faculty Fellow Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, Weinnberg College
Northwestern University
Title TBA

November 15
Lizzie Yarina
Incoming Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning
Northeastern University
Title TBA

December 6
Lloyd Sy
Assistant Professor of English
Yale University
Title TBA
 


Spring 2025

January 24
Yuan Gao
Postdoctoral Associate, Program in Agrarian Studies
Yale University
Title TBA

January 31
Dixita Deka
Postdoctoral Associate, Program in Agrarian Studies
Yale University
Title TBA

February 7
Matthew Ghazarian
Postdoctoral Associate, Program in Agrarian Studies
Yale University
Title TBA

February 14
Christian Espinosa Schatz
Graduate Affiliate Fellow, Program in Agrarian Studies (Anthropology)
Yale University
Title TBA

February 21
Mariana Diaz Chalela
Graduate Affiliate Fellow, Program in Agrarian Studies (History)
Yale University
Title TBA

February 28
Santiago Acosta
Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Yale University
Title TBA

March 28
Sophie Chao
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow and Lecturer in Anthropology
University of Sydney
Title TBA

April 4
China Sajadian
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Vassar College
Title TBA

April 11
Aditya Ramesh
Assistant Professor of History
University of Washington- Seattle
Title TBA

April 18
Matthew Shutzer
Assistant Professor of Environmental History
Duke University
Title TBA

April 25
Graduate Student Colloquium