Rethinking Race in the Americas

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IU Anthropology 60th Anniversary


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April 17, 5-9pm
April 18, 9am-6pm

IU Law School, Moot Court Room, #123

This symposium presents eight internationally renowned anthropologists who will speak on the concept of race, its relation to anthropology, and its relevance to the politics of the present across the Americas.


Lee Baker, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. 

“Anthropology and The Racial Politics of Culture”

Charles Briggs, Alan Dundes Distinguished Professor of Folklore in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.

“Denying Medical Care, Withholding Neoliberal Subjectivity: Racializing Knowledge in Health News”

Jane Hill, Regents Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. 

“White Projects of Ethnic Identity:  The Ideological Frames of Discourses of White Virtue and "Racial Progress" in the United States”

Jeffrey C. Long, Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School,member of the Center for Statistical Genetics. 

“Human DNA Sequences: More Variation and Less Race”

Yolanda Moses, Professor of Anthropology at University of California Riverside.

"Back to Our Future: Re-Linking Race, Culture and Biology"

Deborah Poole, Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University.

“Eventual Archives and Singular Types: Rethinking Race in the Anthropological Archive”

Ricardo Ventura Santos, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and Professor of Anthropology and Public Health at the National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil.

"Race, genomics, identity and politics in contemporary Brazil"

Laurie Wilkie, Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley.

"Everyone's Trash Looks the Same: An Archaeological Perspective on Race, Racialization and Racism" 


This Symposium is organized by Indiana University's Department of Anthropology to celebrate its 60th anniversary of scholarship and teaching, and to present the annual Skomp lecture.

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