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Sep
22
Wed
2021
Scholar Colloquium: The Contours of Race-Making in the Afterlife of Communism: An Ethnography of Belonging in Albania @ Hosted online. Register below.
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Chelsi West Ohueri, Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas, Austin, and SAR’s 2021 Weatherhead fellow.

Chelsi Ohueri, SAR 2022 Weatherhead Fellow Resident ScholarIn a moment of intense worldwide racial reckoning, Ohueri’s research underscores the need for understanding race and race-making in a global context. Consciously refusing to import US-centric frameworks into an examination of race in Albania, she queries what a study of racial belonging there can reveal about the worldwide reverberations of race. Her work illustrates how Albania’s unique history of isolation, trauma, and national narratives of belonging have shaped racial logics of whiteness, blackness, otherness, and Europeanness. During her talk, Ohueri will demonstrate how her methodological and theoretical frameworks are shaped by anthropology, area studies, ethnic and racial studies, and ethnographic storytelling.

This event is part of the 2021 fall scholar colloquia series.

Each year, incoming resident scholars introduce their work to the SAR community through a presentation and Q&A. This year’s talks are hosted online and continue to be free and open to the public. Registration is required.

See the full series here

Oct
6
Wed
2021
Scholar Colloquium: Political Subjectivities in Times of Crisis @ Hosted online. Register below.
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Political Subjectivities in Times of Crisis: Nostalgic Narratives of Disorder and Disinterest among Working-Class Families in Brazil


M. Benjamin Junge
, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, SUNY New Paltz, and SAR’s 2021 Weatherhead fellow.

 

M. Benjamin Junge, SAR 2022 Weatherhead Fellow Resident ScholarJunge’s presentation will outline his plan for an ethnographic monograph, provisionally entitled “Family Is Everything: Generational Tensions, Cultural Memory, and Political Subjectivity in Recife, Brazil.” Drawing from a three-year, National Science Foundation–funded investigation, the book project examines formations of political subjectivity among families who experienced upward socioeconomic mobility during the twenty-first century’s first decade, but faced precarity in subsequent years because of Brazil’s spiraling economic and political crises. As its common thread, the project centers on the narratives of one extended family whose experiences speak to the hopes and frustrations of millions of “once-rising poor” Brazilian families in times of growth and crisis. Junge presents an anthropological analysis of political sentiment and cultural memory in these poor and working-class families.

This event is part of the 2021 fall scholar colloquia series.

Each year, incoming resident scholars introduce their work to the SAR community through a presentation and Q&A. This year’s talks are hosted online and continue to be free and open to the public. Registration is required.

See the full series here

Oct
20
Wed
2021
Scholar Colloquium: “God knows how long we will remain here” @ Hosted online. Register below.
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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“God knows how long we will remain here”: Cristero Longing and Activism in Los Angeles during the Cristero Rebellion and La Segunda, 1926–1936

Andy Aguilera, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and SAR’s 2021 Mellon fellow.

Andy Aguilera, SAR 2022 Mellon Fellow Resident ScholarBetween 1926 and 1929, militant Catholics protested the implementation of anti-clerical policies codified in the Mexican Constitution of 1917 by waging war against federal forces. The Cristero Rebellion illustrated that the revolution’s ideals were not uniformly celebrated and that definitions of patria remained polarizing. In the United States, the revolutionary era also helped shape US-Mexico borderland communities through the exponential growth of Mexican migration during this period. Seeking to escape the instability in Mexico, this “revolutionary diaspora” brought their ideas of the revolution with them and, more broadly, articulated their notions of mexicanidad in these new spaces. Focusing on the Cristero Rebellion in Los Angeles from the intimate viewpoint of a Cristero family and the formation of the Comité Popular de Defensa Mexicana, Aguilera illustrates how Cristero refugees, exiles, and migrants negotiated their cultural identities through their longing for and ideas of a true Mexican patria.

This event is part of the 2021 fall scholar colloquia series.

Each year, incoming resident scholars introduce their work to the SAR community through a presentation and Q&A. This year’s talks are hosted online and continue to be free and open to the public. Registration is required.

See the full series here

Support for this fellowship is provided by

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Nov
3
Wed
2021
Scholar Colloquium: At the Altar, On the Table @ Hosted online. Register below.
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
At the Altar, On the Table: Interpreting Religion and Everyday Life  in a Seventeenth-Century New Mexico Mission

Klinton Burgio-Ericson, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, and SAR’s 2021 Mellon fellow.

Klinton Burgio-Ericson, SAR 2022 Mellon Fellow Resident ScholarContrary to popular belief, early colonial missions in New Mexico were not cloistered retreats for the Spanish missionaries who hoped to convert Pueblo Indians to Christianity. Rather, missions were living and working places made up of mixed households of mendicant friars and coerced Indigenous laborers, through whom traces of Pueblo cosmology, belief, cuisine, and practices became entangled with Spanish culture. In the architectural forms and practices of their missions, friars invoked millenarian and monastic ideals, while Pueblo peoples persevered in conceiving of their towns as sacred centers in an animate world. Drawing upon primary sources, oral histories, archaeological evidence, and comparative analysis, Burgio-Ericson considers the intersections of ritual and everyday life in seventeenth-century New Mexico by focusing on a Franciscan mission at the ancestral Zuni town of Hawikku Pueblo. His research illuminates an understudied yet foundational chapter of American history, emphasizing the crucial role of Native and Latinx people in shaping the contested nature of today’s society.

This event is part of the 2021 fall scholar colloquia series.

Each year, incoming resident scholars introduce their work to the SAR community through a presentation and Q&A. This year’s talks are hosted online and continue to be free and open to the public. Registration is required.

See the full series here

This fellowship is supported by

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Nov
17
Wed
2021
Scholar Colloquium: Tewa Pueblos at the Dawn of Atomic Modernity @ Hosted online. Register below.
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tewa Pueblos at the Dawn of Atomic Modernity

Dmitri Brown, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of California, Davis, and SAR’s 2021 Katrin H. Lamon fellow.

 

Dmitri Brown, SAR 2022 Lamon Fellow Resident Scholar

In late 1942, Manhattan Project officials evaluated potential locations for their scientific headquarters. They found a site that met their needs on the Pajarito Plateau in the western hills of the Tewa Pueblo world. Employing traditional patterns and dynamics, Tewa communities had long drawn strength from accommodating potentially shattering modern incursions like the railroad, pottery markets, and archaeology. They used these same traditions and experiences to meet the coming of the atomic age. Viewing the Manhattan Project in the context of the Tewa world, Brown’s talk offers an opportunity to understand the connections between physics, history, and Tewa philosophy.

This event is part of the 2021 fall scholar colloquia series.

Each year, incoming resident scholars introduce their work to the SAR community through a presentation and Q&A. This year’s talks are hosted online and continue to be free and open to the public. Registration is required.

See the full series here

Dec
1
Wed
2021
Scholar Colloquium: Ixil Political Geography during the Post-Classic Period @ Hosted online. Register below.
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Ixil Political Geography during the Post-Classic Period: Approaches from Archaeological Knowledge and Ixil Ontologies

Adriana Linares-Palma, PhD candidate, Department of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, and SAR’s 2021 Paloheimo fellow.

Adriana Linares-Palma, SAR 2022 Paloheimo Fellow Resident ScholarIn this talk, Linares-Palma will focus on the politics of archaeological knowledge production in Guatemala. Analyzing the current state of archaeology and its national agenda in relation to the research of the past, Linares-Palma explores what has been accomplished in efforts to decolonize the field; how community-based research at San Juan Cotzal positions archaeology against social inequality; and what principal challenges remain. Her research examines the relationship between Indigenous communities and their spirituality, memory, and archaeological sites, and she stresses the right of Indigenous peoples to prior consultation in archaeological research.

This event is part of the 2021 fall scholar colloquia series.

Each year, incoming resident scholars introduce their work to the SAR community through a presentation and Q&A. This year’s talks are hosted online and continue to be free and open to the public. Registration is required.

See the full series here

This fellowship is supported by

Paloheimo Foundation

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