Ethnographic Engagements

Events take place from 12:30-2pm in Social Sciences 1, 261, unless noted otherwise.

Light refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring a lunch.

Spring 2015

May 1 - Ethnographic Library (room 328), Social Sciences 1.  
Natalia Gutkowski, PhD candidate, Tel Aviv University
Time, Stateness, and the Other in Development Plans for Sahel El-Batuf/ Bikat Beit Netofa. 
Discussant: Jennifer Derr, Assistant Professor, UCSC History Department

May 28
Natalie Baloy, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC), UC Santa Cruz
Coffee Table Books, Souvenirs, and a Bit of Guilt
Discussant: Jon Daehnke, Assistant Professor, UCSC Anthropology Department

Winter 2015

February 27
Cecily Engelhart
Siouxtable Food: A documentary film
Discussant: Renya Ramirez

Fall 2014

October 30
Aaron Montoya
Dance and Nakedness: communicating a threshold of deprivation in the new service economy
Discussant: Ted Warburton

November 20
Cecilia Guadalupe Salinas
The Land Without Evil: con-temporalities in the context of nature politics in Misiones, Argentina
Discussant: Mark Anderson

Spring 2013

May 9
Dolly Kikon (Doctoral Candidate, Stanford University) 
Seasonal Friendships: An Ethnography of Coal Traders in the Foothills of Northeast India
Discussant: Suraiya Jetha 

May 23
Peter Leykam (Doctoral Candidate, UCSC) 
Uncreative Spaces: The Social Life of Knock Off Cell Phones
Discussant: Marianne Lien

June 6
Katja Brøgger Jensen
Aarhus University

Winter 2013

January 31
Christian Palmer
Discussant: Don Brenneis

February 21
Special EE event in conjunction with the Sawyer Seminar and Strathern/Haraway lecture

March 14

Spring 2012

April 12
Frida Hastrup (Anthropology, University of Copenhagen/UCSC)
Encounters on the Coast: Introducing an Analogue Anthropology
Discussant: Vivian Choi (Anthropology, UC Davis)

April 26
Valentina Napolitano (Anthropology, University of Toronto/UC Berkeley)
Toward an Anthropology of Traces
Discussant: Danilyn Rutherford (Anthropology, UCSC)

May 10
Rosa Ficek (Anthropology, UCSC)
Migration and Mobility Along the Pan American Highway in Panama's Darien Gap
Discussant: Mark Anderson (Anthropology, UCSC)

Winter 2012

February 9
Stephanie Mc Callum
The Hyperreal Refugee: Politics of Truth and Suspicion in Argentina
Discussant: Mayanthi Fernando

February 16
Matthew Wolf-Meyer & Chris Cochran
The Braid of Minor Science and Literature: Thresholds of the Reproductive and Revolutionary Sciences
Discussant: Wlad Godzich

March 8
Michael Atkins
Knowing where to go and finding what you are looking for: The Emergence and Persistence of Places of Anonymous Sexual Encounter and Street Sex Work Between Men 
Discussant: Marcia Ochoa

March 15
Katy Overstreet
The Possibilities of Happiness: California Happy Cows, Wisconsin Farmers, and the Biopolitics of Production
Discussant: TBA

Fall 2011

October 6
Professor Mayanthi Fernando
Discussant: David Marriott

November 3
Peter Lutz
Careveillance of Aging Bodies as Proxemic Diffraction
Discussant: Jason Alley