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Jerry Zee: “Continent in Dust: China in Aerosol Phases“

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February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

  |  Humanities 1, Room 210


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“Continent in Dust: China in Aerosol Phases“

Jerry Zee is an assistant professor at UCSC’s Anthropology Department. His work considers experiments in politics and environments in China’s meteorological contemporary.

This talk offers a political anthropology of strange weather. As Chinese deserts increasingly appear as latent dust storms, it tracks geo-meteorological phase shifts as they rework contemporary land and air into a substantial continuum. It tracks territorial governance as it shifts into experimental formations that draw into the choreographies of sand, wind, and dust that they seek to re-engineer.

 

The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.

 

All Center for Cultural Studies events are free and open to the public. Staff assistance is provided by the Humanities Institute.

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue

Humanities 1, Room 210
1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
Website:
thi.ucsc.edu