Critical Conversations in Anthropology
From the venue:
One of the strengths of our department is the range of anthropologies pursued by faculty and graduate students. We work with a diversity of theoretical perspectives, methods, and modes of communication. What we share, however, is a complicated and difficult relationship with anthropology’s history and its roots in scientific racism. How does this legacy shape our contemporary practice and how can we effectively engage it?
These questions are at the heart of Critical Conversations in Anthropology. As a starting point for broader discussion, invited faculty and graduate students will address how they experience current pressure points, given their particular location in the discipline. What are the urgent debates in the work we do? How do we go about reconciling a compromised past with present-day expectations? Does anthropology still matter?