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Melissa L. Caldwell: “Sowing the Seeds of Civil Society: Russia’s Garden Democracy”
February 29, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Melissa L. Caldwell
Professor, Anthropology, UCSC
Co-Director, UCMRP on Studies of Food and the Body
“Sowing the Seeds of Civil Society: Russia’s Garden Democracy”
Professor Caldwell examines the politics of poverty, social welfare, care and intimacy in Russia through ethnographic research in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia’s Countryside (California 2011). Her new research is on Russian-African assistance and development relations in the twentieth century. She also studies changing food practices in the postsocialist world.
The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 30-40 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 COLLOQUIA ARE IN HUMANITIES 210.