Department of Anthropology

The Activist Anthropology Program Presents: A Roundtable Forum on Activist Anthropology

Fri, October 16, 2009 | EPS 1.128

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Activist Anthropology Program invites you to a forum composed of six, ten-minute  presentations by colleagues associated with the Activist Anthropologist Program followed by an open discussion with all attendees. Our objective is to introduce new graduate students to the program, to provide basic information for undergraduates, and to carry forward a dialogue about the past, present and future of the program.


After the discussion, at around 5:00 p.m., we will transition to more informal discussion, with some light refreshments.


Speakers and Topics:

1.   Structure and Function:  What is the Department’s current organization, and where does activist anthropology fit in? – Sam Wilson

2.   Social Memories of Struggle:  How we got to where we are now –Edmund T. Gordon

3.   From activist anthropology to community-engaged research?: The implications of University endorsement – Shannon Speed

4.   Is there a (professional) life for activist anthropology PhDs? –Mariana Mora (CIESAS / Tulane)

5.   Putting activist scholarship to work – Cristina Tzinzun (Workers Defense Project)

6.   A voice of principled dissent – João Costa Vargas

The discussion will be moderated by Charlie Hale


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