Archive File

Agrarian Studies Archive File



Colloquium Series, Fall 2011–2012

September 9

Frederick Opie
History and Society Division, Babson College
“Juke Joints, Rum Shops, and Honky-Tonks: The Politics of Leisure in Agrarian Societies”

September 16

Michael McGovern
Anthropology, Yale University
“Life During Wartime: Aspirational Kinship and the Management of Insecurity”

September 23

Robert Marks
History, Whittier College
“Ecological Degradation and Environmental Crisis in China, 1800–1950”

September 30

Jocelyn Alexander
International Development, University of Oxford
“Nationalism and Self-Government in Rhodesian Detention: Gonakudzingwa, 1964–1974”

October 7

Martha Lampland
Sociology and Science Studies, UC/San Diego
“The Problem with Money”

October 14

Jeremy Campbell
Anthropology and Sociology, Roger Williams University
“The Secret of Speculative Accumulation: Capital, Land Fraud, and Environmental Governance in Amazonia”

October 21

Eben Kirksey
CUNY Graduate Center
“Interspecies Love in an Age of Excess: Being and Becoming With a Common Ant, Ectatomma ruidum (Roger)”

(This week’s paper is 22MB. Also available: a smaller version, which may not be compatible with all readers, plus 3 separate illustrations.)

October 24
at 5 pm

Note date, time, and venue

Special time and location:
Monday, October 24, at 5 pm in Rm. 102, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St.

René Redzepi
Chef, NOMA (2010, 2011 Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant Magazine)
“Love Stories”

press release about this special presentation —

November 4

Shane Hamilton
History, University of Georgia
“From Bodega to Supermercado: Nelson A. Rockefeller’s Agro-Industrial Counterrevolution in Venezuela, 1947–1969”

November 11

Elisabeth Wood
Political Science, Yale University
“Rape during War Is Not Inevitable: Variation in Wartime Sexual Violence”
*paper no longer available online

November 18

Jane Smith
History, Northwestern University
“Potatoes, Plums, and Prickly Pears: Luther Burbank and the Search for Game-Changing Plants”

December 2

Ian Scoones
Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
“Zimbabwe’s Land Reform: Challenging the Myths”

December 9

Morten Pedersen
Anthropology, University of Copenhagen
“Spirits in Transition: Shamanic Souls and Political Bodies in Northern Mongolia after State Socialism”

Colloquium Series, Spring 2011–2012

(also available: a PDF of the printed Spring 2012 Colloquium Poster)

January 13

Carolyn de la Peña
American Studies, UC/Davis
“Tomato Thinking: Innovation, Affiliation, and White Masculinity in the Mechanization of California’s Tomato Harvest”
*paper no longer available online

January 20

Neeladri Bhattacharya
Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
“Promise of Modernity, Antinomies of Development”

January 27

Brian Peterson
History, Union College
“Conversion to Islam Reconsidered: Multigenerational Religious Drift in Rural French Sudan”

February 3

Pamela McElwee
Human Ecology, Rutgers University
“From Red Peasants to REDD Presence: Forest Politics in Vietnam in an Age of Global Carbon Markets”

February 10

Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley
History, San Diego State University
“From 'Nourish the People' to 'Sacrifice for the Nation':  Changing Responses to Disaster in Late Imperial and Modern China”

February 17

Sara Shneiderman
Anthropology, Yale University
“Transcendent Territory and Portable Deities: Mobility and the Problem of Indigeneity between Nepal and India”

February 24

Mark Rowlands
Philosophy, University of Miami
“Can Animals be Moral?”

March 2

Dario Gaggio
Agrarian Studies Fellow
“Vineyards, Sheep, and Bandits: Debating the Sardinian Shepherds’ Migration to Rural Tuscany (1960-1990)”

March 23

Ling Zhang
Agrarian Studies Fellow
“Why Did this Happen? The Yellow River’s Course Shift in 1048”

March 30

Alpa Shah
Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, University of London
“The Intimacy of Insurgency: Encounters with India’s Maoist Revolution”
For a copy of this session’s paper, please contact the Program office.

April 13

Arupjyoti Saikia
Agrarian Studies Fellow
“Nataraj’s Dance: Earthquakes and Environmental History of the Brahmaputra River Valley”

April 20

Roseann Cohen
Agrarian Studies Fellow
“An Orchard Grows at the City’s Edge: A Colombian Farmer and His Fruit Trees in the Wake of Displacement”