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 »
Race: past, present, and future

Race: Past, Present, and Future

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The event will be a conversation exploring the ways in which, over time, different fields conceptualize, interpret, and utilize the race concept. 
Christine Folch

A Duke Anthropologist Takes on the Politics of the Itaipu Dam, on the Border of Brazil and Paraguay

Monday, September 30, 2019
Christine Folch examines water and energy politics that center on the Itaipu Dam at the border of Brazil and Paraguay. Read more...  

Turkey’s Crackdown on Academics Represses History Once Again

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
In support of Ayse Gul Altinay. Turkey’s Crackdown on Academics Represses History Once Again A campaign of silencing and prosecution is creating a vacuum at a pivotal moment. By Brennan Cusack Ms. Cusack, a journalist, was based in Cairo and Istanbul from 2017 to 2018. https://www... Read More »


Tuesday, July 16, 2019  
Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altinay

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altinay

Friday, May 24, 2019
The Turkish government is prosecuting hundreds of academics who signed a petition by a group called "Academics for Peace" advocating a peaceful solution to the Kurdish conflict. It is part of the on-going crackdown on free expression and speech in the country. A beloved academic and renowned... Read More »