Graduate Student Colloquium: Nancy Scheper-Hughes | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Graduate Student Colloquium: Nancy Scheper-Hughes

October 25, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who will deliver the Iris Marion Young Memorial Lecture on Thurs. Oct. 24, will also hold a colloquium for interested graduate students on Fri., Oct. 25, from noon-2 in 501-G Cathedral of Learning (The English Commons Room).  Readings, available to most Pitt grad students on through the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies tab on the Pitt portal (under "My Resources"), or from, are Scheper-Hughes’s essay “Death and Dying in Anxious America” and two shorter pieces, “Making Anthropology Public” and “The Ethics of Engaged Ethnography.”  Lunch will be provided, courtesy of Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Kathleen Blee.


Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, where she directs the doctoral program in Medical Anthropology, and the co-founder and director of Organs Watch, a medical human rights project on human trafficking to supply organs for transplant patients.  A new, updated edition of Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil is in preparation. She is the editor (with Loïc Wacquant) of Commodifying Bodies, and with Philippe I.Bourgois of Violence in War and Peace. Forthcoming are two ethnographies: The Ghosts of Montes de Oca: A Hidden Subtext of the Argentine Dirty War (University of North Carolina Press) and Kidney Hunter: Trafficking with the Organs Traffickers (University of California Press). 

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