Anthropology Colloquium

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Date(s) - 19/01/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Anthropology Building


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

The Black Box of Police Torture:   Police Violence and the Craft of Ethnographic Lettering

Laurence Ralph is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Departments of Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of Renegade Dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago (University of Chicago Press). His scholarly work explores how the historical circumstances of police abuse, mass incarceration, and the drug trade naturalize disease, disability, and premature death for urban residents, who are often seen as expendable. Theoretically, his research resides at the nexus of critical medical and political anthropology, African American studies, and the emerging scholarship on disability.

Cosponsored by the Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies

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