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Emerging Worlds Lecture Series: "Shifting Worlds"
February 28, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Anthropology Department presents:
Emerging Worlds Lecture Series: “Shifting Worlds”
Dame Marilyn Strathern was the William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at Cambridge University from 1994 to 2008. She has written about new reproductive technologies and intellectual property law and her most recent work focuses on the complexities of transparency, accountability, and audit, especially within the academy. She is the author many of books, among which the most influential are The Gender of the Gift (University of Calfornia Press, 1988), Partial Connections (Altamira Press2004 ); Kinship, Law and the Unexpected: Relatives are Often a Surprise (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Donna Haraway is Professor of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include feminist theory, cultural and historical studies of science and technology, relation of life and human sciences, and human-animal relations. In her refusal of human-exceptionalism, Haraway explores multi-species entanglements and is a leading thinker in the post-humanities. She is author of many books including, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (Routledge, 1991), which has become an authoritative text in theorizing the politics of the post-human, Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan_Meets_OncoMouse: Feminism and Technoscience (Routledge, 1997), and her most recent book, When Species Meet: Encounters in Dogland (University of Minnesota Press, 2007).
Megan Moodie is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studies the sociality engendered by legal and economic projects for uplift and empowerment, including affirmative action, microfinance, and gender-based rights assertions. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on ethnographic fieldwork with an urban tribal community in Jaipur, India. Recent publications include “Microfinance and the Gender of Risk: The Case of Kiva.org” in the current issue of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.