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New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section Lectures 2009/2010

September 21, 2009

Zoe Crossland giving a lecture for NYAS anthropology section
Zoe Crossland, Anthropology, Columbia University giving a lecture for the NYAS anthropology section on Semiotics of the Dead Body: Reflections on Forensic Anthropology Feb. 2009

The New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section Meetings are held at The Wenner-Gren Foundation, 470 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor, New York City 10016.
All panels are preceded by a reception from 6-7 pm. Talks are from 7-9 pm. Both reception and panel discussion are free and open to the public but attendees must register beforehand by calling the NYAS meeting services at 212-298-8600.

Monday, October 5 2009
Four Ways To Tell The Kuru Story
Keynote Speaker: Shirley Lindenbaum, Graduate Center, CUNY

Monday, October 26 2009
Making The Market: Specialty Coffee, Generational Pitches, And Papua New Guinea
Paige West, Barnard College and Columbia University
Discussant: Glen Petersen, Baruch College, CUNY

Monday, November 9 2009
Panel: New York City Ethnographies

Ethnography on the Darkside: Illuminating the Nightshift
Russell Sharman, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Ethnographer as Muckraker: Investigatory Anthropology in NYC
Melanie Checker, Queens College, CUNY
The Business of Social Relations: Aging and Social Resilience among West African Immigrants in New York City
Paul Stoller, Westchester University of Pennsylvania

Monday, January 25 2010
The Deep History of "The Animal Question"
Brian Boyd, Columbia University

Monday, February 22 2010
Consuming English: Mexican Transmigration, National Belonging, and Linguistic Citizenship
Char Ullman, University of Texas at El Paso

Monday, March 22, 2010
An Eric Wolf Panel (dowload abstracts here)
Panel: (Organizer) Maria-Luisa Achino, NYU
Jane Schneider, Graduate Center, CUNY
Sharryn Kasmir, Hostra University

Monday, April 19, 2010
All Yah's Children: Race, Spirituality and Neo-Logics of Diasporic Possibility
John L. Jackson, Jr.,University of Pennsylvania

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