This year our speaker series “Framing” highlights the multiple and contested processes of cultural construction, critique, and analysis that are part of the anthropological project. Framing can apply to the way in which a research problem is addressed, categories are delimited, theory is understood, and boundaries are drawn or transgressed. Framing can also be a way of exploring the way we come to see our world in a particular place and time. In all instances to raise the question of framing is to raise the question of the power, stance, and social position of anthropologists in relationship efforts to understand and explain what it means to be human.
April 2017
27 April 2017

Unraveling Disciplinary Mind-sets

Laura Nader, Department of Anthropology, University of California-Berkeley The study of disciplinary mind-sets was in part stimulated …

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March 2017
27 March 2017

Close Encounters: The Dilemmas of Contact for Isolated Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon

Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém do Pará, Brazil The Peru-Brazil border region harbors …

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February 2017
27 February 2017

Water and the Big History of the Pre-Columbian Mississippi Valley

Timothy R. Pauketat, University of Illinois In rethinking the ontological bases of pre-Columbian North America, water emerges …

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January 2017
30 January 2017

Re-Framing the Impacts of Cold War CIA Fronts: How the CIA Shaped Social Science

David Price, Saint Martin’s University Drawing on two decades of archival and extensive Freedom of Information Act …

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December 2016
05 December 2016

Ancient Genomes, Paleoenvironments, Archaeology and the Peopling of the Americas

Dennis O‘Rourke, University of Kansas Traditionally, indigenous American populations have been viewed as descendants of a small …

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October 2016
24 October 2016

Re-Framing Punishment

Didier Fassin, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Discussant: Andrea Barrow, Black Lives Matter Punishment has been studied for …

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September 2016
26 September 2016

Making Accessible Futures: From Ramps to #cripthevote

Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp, Department of Anthropology, New York University Since the late 20th century, American …

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