Because the TCA's success is so vitally tied to the the collection, distribution, and scholarly exchange of knowledge, hosting events is central to its strategy. Each academic semester since the Center's inception in 2007 has seen its involvement within the larger academic community grow through hosting and co-sponsoring events.

The Center for Transnational Cultural Analysis (TCA) is accepting applications for fellowships to attend the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, July 18 to July 28 2009, from advanced (dissertation-writing) students enrolled in the Graduate School, Yale University. The TCA fellowship will cover economy class travel to and from Johannesburg and conference tuition of $2,000 (which includes accommodation, airport transfer in South Africa, daily transport in South Africa, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and entrance fees for evening cultural events).

A complete description and application can be found here: Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF.

Recently completed events include:

Dogon Muslims, "Rasta" Sufis, and "Structural Adjustment" Islam in West Africa
Benjamin Soares, The African Studies Centre, Leiden
4:30pm - Wednesday, October 28, 2009
34 Hillhouse Avenue, 2nd Floor (Luce Hall)
Download the event poster here.

Keeping God's Distance: Sacrifice, Profession, and the Politics of Religious Meditation
Joel Robbins, University of California, San Diego
4:30pm - Wednesday, November 4, 2009
10 Sachem St. Room 105 (Department of Anthropology)
Download the event poster here.

New Directions in Studying the Caribbean
Keynote Lecture by David Scott, Columbia University
4:30pm - Thursday, November 5, 2009
10 Sachem St. Room 105 (Department of Anthropology)
Aisha Khan, New York University
David Scott, Columbia University
Deborah Thomas, Pennsylvania University
Alissa Trotz, University of Toronto
12:00pm - Friday, November 6, 2009
10 Sachem St. Room 105 (Department of Anthropology)
Download the event poster here.

Please see our Past and Upcoming Events pages for more thorough explanations of functions we sponsor, along with posters, pictures, and other media.