Diversity/Decolonisation Talk

24 November 12:00pm-2:00pm, AP 246
Dr. Kelly Gillespie, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
“Wordliness as Decolonization”


Anthropology Colloquium

Monday 27 November 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm. AP 246

Professor Deepa Kumar, Media Studies, Rutgers University
Terrorcraft: The Production of a Racialized Terrorist Threat in the United States

Professor Kumar is the recipient of the Dallas Smythe award for her engaged scholarship and the Georgina Smith award for her work on gender and race equity. Her latest book is Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (2012), which examines how a racialized terrorist threat is produced, and traces the ways in which the “Muslim enemy” has been mobilized to suit the goals of empire. In her next book, on the cultural politics of the US national security state, Prof. Kumar will pay particular heed to the ways in which gender, race, and class intersect in the reproduction of imperial structures.

registration required for guaranteed access;  click on event calendar for link


Professionalization Committee; Anthropologists and Indigenous Peoples, Post Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Friday, 12 January 2018, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Multipurpose Room, Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Ave, University of Toronto

The event will feature alumni guest speakers at various career stages and spanning: Socio-cultural Linguistic, Evolutionary, Archeology and Medical Anthropology fields. Confirmed Speakers include Magda Smolewski (Director of Research, OFIFC), Darrel Manitowabi (Laurentian University), Talena Atfield (Canadian History Museum), Crystal Forrest (Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Government of Ontario), and Cynthia Welsey-Esquimaux (Lakehead University).

The event is sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Milestones and Pathways program.

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Professionalization Committee; Media Workshop: Department of Anthropology

Friday, 19 January 2018, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, AP 367 (rescheduled from Nov. 2017)

Academic jobs are few and far between. Fortunately, the skillsets we acquire as anthropologists often exceeds the training of the average academic. Mixing a bit of creativity with an ambitious idea can pave a path into a new career or build one’s CV in unique ways. In this workshop, PhD Candidates Daniel Kwan and Shayne Dahl discuss how your anthropological skillset can be applied in multimedia platforms such as podcasting, blogging, and filmmaking.

Anthropology Colloquium

Friday 19 January 2018, 2:00pm – 4:00pm. AP 246

Professor Ralph Laurence,  John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Science, Harvard University

details to follow