America's Sacred Spaces - Bass Connections

Friday, May 4, 2018
America’s Sacred Spaces A new documentary research initiative poised to tell the stories of 40 essential American places that enhance our understanding of the United States The United States possesses singular places where citizens and others can visit to absorb elements of the nation’s depth... Read More »

Ambient Thickness: The Atmospheric Materiality of the Anthropocene

Monday, April 9, 2018
Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present Ambient Thickness: The Atmospheric Materiality of the Anthropocene Gastón Gordillo The atmospheric, elusive, but powerful materiality of the droughts, wildfires, intense rainfalls, and toxic environments that define the Anthropocene cannot be... Read More »

Training the Imam: Locating American Sites of Religious Authority

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
A talk by Nancy Khalil.  Owing to a common absence of a central religious body to authorize religious clerics, combined with the U.S. secular conception of separation of church and state, Muslim authority in the United States contends with a regulatory vacuum.   The concept of clergy... Read More »

What I'm Working On: Financial Divisions in South Africa

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Anne-Maria Makhulu is an associate professor of cultural anthropology and African and African-American studies at Duke. Much of her work, including her current research, focuses on globalization and issues of political economy in South Africa. Makhulu is examining what she deems a broken promise... Read More »

The "Military-Civilian Divide:" On War, Citizenship, and Obligation

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018 1:30pm Friedl Building, Room 225   Nadia Abu El-Haj is Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University and Co-Director of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia.  Her publications include  Facts on the Ground.... Read More »

Harris Solomon wins New Millennium Book Award from Society for Medical Anthropology

Monday, December 4, 2017
Congratulations to Harris Solomon whose new book, Metabolic Living, won the New Millennium Book Award from the Society for Medical Anthropology.    

Logistical Visions: Blockchains, Supply Chains, and Anthropological Claims in the Anthropocene

Monday, November 27, 2017
A talk by Bill Maurer Dean, School of Social Sciences Professor, Anthropology and Law Director, Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion University of California, Irvine Monday, November 27, 2017 1:30 - 3:00PM 225 Friedl Building, East Campus Without using the word,... Read More »

Video of recent Donna Haraway talk: Making OddKin: Telling Stories for Earthly Survival

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Video of October 26, 2017  talk by Donna Haraway Watch:  Making OddKin: Telling Stories for Earthly Survival Multispecies environmental and reproductive justice must be practiced against human exceptionalism and in resistance to colonial capitalist divisions of species, landscapes,... Read More »

What is ‘ethical development’ in today’s globalized world?

Monday, July 17, 2017
The Kenan Institute Good Question series. Charlie Piot:  What is 'ethical development' in today's globalized world?  Read more.

Faces of Time: The Braceros of Ciudad Juarez

Friday, June 23, 2017
"I had no intention of doing portraits. As Professor Poncho Herrera and I walked up to the group of octogenarians demonstrating quietly in Benito Juárez Park in the middle of the city I had only asked in Spanish if I might make some photographs. I meant... Read More »