Spring 2024 Brown Bag Series

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Please join the Department of Anthropology for the Fall 2023 Brown Bag Series. 

Lupe Flores
Ph.D. Candidate, 
Rice University
Mobile Data, Im/mobile Bodies: Digital Innovation, CBP One™ and Automated Inspections Across the Extended Mexico-US Border
Monday, January 22
12:00 PM
Sewall 570 and Zoom

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Ian Lowrie
Director of User Experience, eSimplicity

How "Anthropologists" Think: About Users, for Example
Tuesday, January 23
12:00 PM
Sewall 570 and Zoom

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Nessette Falu
Assistant Professor of African and African Diasapora Studies, University of Texas

Black Queer Worth Making and Gynecology in Brazil
Co-presented by Rice Anthropology; Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality;
and Center for African and African American Studies

Friday, February 2
12:00 PM
Sewall 305 and Zoom

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3:00 PM
Registration is Required

Katie Ulrich
Ph.D. Candidate, Rice University

Making Sugar into Oil: The Paradoxes of Sugarcane-based Biofuels and Bioplastics
Tuesday, February 6
12:00 PM

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Louis Bertin 
Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American & Africana Studies
University of Kentucky

Anti-Haitianism, Statelessness, and Religious Practice in the Bahamas
Co-presented by Rice Anthropology,Center for African and African American Studies, and Department of Religion
Friday, February 16
12:00 PM
Kraft Hall, Room 110
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Andreas Vavvos
Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Social Anthropology,
University of Saint Andrews, and the Department of Psychology, University of Crete

Causally Explaining Opposition to Hydrocarbon Extraction: A Critical Realist Collaborative Ethnography
Thursday, February 22
12:00 PM
Sewall 570 and Zoom

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Screening of Balloon by Filmmaker Pema Tseden
Followed by Discussion with Professors Huatse Gyal and Cymene Howe
Co-presented by Rice Anthropology, Rice Cinema, and Chao Center for Asian Studies
Friday, March 1
3:30 PM Reception
4:00 PM Screening
Sewall 301 

Kamari Maxine Clarke
Distinguished Professor of Transnational Justice and Sociolegal Studies, The University of Toronto at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
Notes Toward an Otherwise Anthropology of the Black Atlantic World
Co-presented by Rice Anthropology;  Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS); and Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (CSWGS)
Tuesday, March 5
12:00 PM

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Jerry Zee
Assistant Professor in Anthropology and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University
Affiliate, USC Ethnography Studio, the Department of Geography at NTU (National Taiwan University)
Affiliate, Modern History Institute at Academia Sinica

Parallax Earths: Notes in Three Transpacific Geo-Pauses
Wednesday, March 20
12:00 PM
Sewall 570 and Zoom

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Dalia Munenzon
Assistant Professor | Urban Design in Sustainable Communities and Infrastructure
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston

Expecting Uncertainty: Climate Adaptive Cities
Wednesday, April 10
12:00 PM
Sewall 570 and Zoom

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