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Existence on the Periphery Opening Panel & Reception

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Join us Thursday February 20th for a panel discussion on documenting the Anthropocene. The panel, which will feature Duke Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology Ralph Litzinger along with artists Allison Cekala and Acacia Johnson, will focus on how artists and... Read More »
Orin Starn

Anthropology and the Misery of Writing

Friday, February 7, 2020
Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present on their current research to interlocutors in their fields. Breakfast is served at 9am. About the... Read More »

Charlie Thompson "Going Over Home"

Friday, December 6, 2019
Duke Faculty Books: What Inspired "Going Over Home" - Youtube  Charlie Thompson, a professor of the practice of cultural anthropology and documentary studies, shares the inspiration behind his book “Going Over Home: A Search for Rural Justice in an Unsettled Land.” The book is Thompson’s... Read More »

Christine Folch: “Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America” (Princeton University Press)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
FOR DUKE SCHOLAR, SOUTH AMERICAN DAM IS A WINDOW INTO POLITICS, ENERGY AND ECONOMICS Christine Folch, a cultural anthropologist, has studied how a South American dam project bridging Paraguay and Brazil has affected cross-nation relations and the environment.  Read more.  ... Read More »
Alex Blanchette

Porkopolis: American Animality, Standardized Life, and the Factory Farm

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
This talk examines shifting meanings of human life and labor in an agribusiness company region where seven million pigs are born, raised, and killed each year. It rethinks the state of American industrial capitalism through these animals’ biological condition.  Alex Blanchette is Assistant... Read More »

"Living with Grace" a film by Alexis Ligon

Monday, October 21, 2019
Living with Grace Alexis Ligon Cultural Anthropology graduate student 2019 | 24 min | USA Director in Attendance Can exercise be a kind of medicine? Grace, the filmmaker’s mother, has been living with various cancers for 19 years. During that time, as a way of mastering her illnesses, she... Read More »

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