• Founded 1972
  • Seminar Number 531

The Culture, Power, Boundaries Seminar is a forum for work and work-in-progress that strives for a critical analysis of contemporary power relations at local and global scales and how such power relations affect the analysis, reproduction, and transformation of inequality and its cultural expressions. The seminar began forty years ago with a focus on immigration and developed into a broad forum for critical social science. While the majority of seminar members are anthropologists, and presentations tend to focus on case studies, the seminar continues to welcome, as both guests and speakers, other social scientists interested in investigating the power dimension of cultural formations and the cultural aspects of inequality.

Professor Maria-Luisa Achino-Loeb

Professor Patricia Antoniello

Kamini Masood

All seminars will continue to meet virtually through Fall 2021. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Meeting Schedule

11/01/2021 Online Meeting
6:30 PM
True Lies: Insurrection and the Denial of Racism
Carole McGranahan, University of Colorado

12/11/2021 Online Meeting
1:00 PM
Fake News and the Policing of Public Spheres
Andrew Graan, University of Helsinki (Finland)

02/07/2022 Location TBD
6:30 PM
Anthropology, Antiscience Narratives and today's Post-truth world
Homayun Sidky, Miami University, Ohio

03/07/2022 Location TBD
6:30 PM
Genocide on Both Sides, and Other Artifacts of Common Sense in Brazilian Aesthetic Politics
Meg Stalcup, University of Ottawa (Canada)

04/09/2022 Location TBD
1:00 PM
Emotional Contagion in Times of COVID: From Fear to Hope
Heidi Larson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (England, UK)