Colloquia

Meetings are held at noon in the Boardroom of the SAR Administration Building at 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico unless otherwise specified.

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July 2015
Paola Canova Colloquium
Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Intimate Economies: The Monetization of Ayoreo Women's Sexuality in the Mennonite Colonies of Paraguay's Chaco Region Paola Canova, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin. In the urban center of the Mennonite Colonies in western Paraguay, locals see the public presence of indigenous Ayoreo “sex workers” as a moral stain on the city and a major social problem. Dr. Canova’s talk will show how the monetization of women's sexuality is not perceived as morally fraught by the Ayoreo despite five decades of intense Christianization.
Devaka Premawardhana Colloquium
Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Egress and Regress: Pentecostal Precursors and Parallels in Northern Mozambique Devaka Premawardhana, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Colorado College, and SAR Summer Fellow Dr. Premawardhana explores how the Makhuwa people’s historical proclivity toward mobility shapes their manner of relating to Pentacostalism. State administrators’ and Pentecostal missionaries’ attempts to reform the Makhuwa disrupts their traditional patterns of movement; the Makhuwa seem both eager and reluctant to partake of these reforms.
Adam Johnson Colloquium
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free How Can You Capture a Snake Dance?: Senses and the Documentary Impulse in Southwesternist Ethnography, 1870-1900 Adam Fulton Johnson, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Michigan, and SAR Summer Fellow Late nineteenth-century anthropologists in the Southwestern United States at times witnessed events in the field that would have been considered racy to a vast majority of their Gilded Age counterparts; but what was the reaction to these depictions by the indigenous community? Mr. Johnson’s discussion will explore the question of how divergent cultures looked at privacy and propriety in the late nineteenth-century American West.

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