Working Group in Anthropology and Population (WGAP)

Past Events

Working Group in Anthropology and Population (WGAP)

Stroke and In/capacities: Personal Implications for Recovery When State Goals and Local Contexts Don't Match

Narelle Warren, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Sociology, Monash University, Melbourne

Warren will discuss the disconnect between Malaysia’s aspiration to become a high-income country and the experiences of individuals in rural areas who experience stroke but receive little or no stroke recovery care.

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From Little Leaguers to Lowriders: The Space of Inclusive Blackness at a Black Town Rodeo Parade

Karla Slocum, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UNC

Slocum will discuss the annual festival in the black town of Boley, Oklahoma, which serves as a space of black self-sufficiency, social progress, and economic vibrancy.

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Children and Law in the Shadows: Responses to Parental Abduction in Japan

Allison Alexy, Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese Culture, University of Michigan

Alexy will examine the informal, familial, financial, and social means people use to solve what might be called “family problems” when formal legal assistance is foreclosed.

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Lampedusa is Burning: Open Spaces of Detention in an Italian Migrant Limboscape

Dinah Hannaford, Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, Texas A&M University

Hannaford will discuss the European “refugee crisis” in Italy, exploring the concepts of limbo and open detention.

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Locked In, Locked Out: Undocumented Individuals and Trafficking Survivors Endure Living in Separated Families

Denise Brennan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University

Brennan examines what it's like to live with the everyday threat of deportation and reflects on research with trafficking survivors who have received visas to stay in the U.S.

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Love and Disability Otherworlds in Urban India

Michele Friedner, Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

Friedner considers disability studies scholars' investment in "the social" as a site of rehabilitation and recuperation in order to argue that "anonymous love" is the modality through which the public often engages with disability.

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Contraband Corridor: Making a Living at the Mexico-Guatemala Border

Rebecca Galemba, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Galemba's ethnography illustrates the complex ways that the formal, informal, legal, and illegal economies intertwine at the Mexico-Guatemala border, which has emerged as a geopolitical hotspot of illicit flows of both goods and people.

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Intolerabilities of Tolerance-Making: The Political and Moral Economy of “Tolerance” in Ethnically Diverse Schools

Inmaculada García Sánchez, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Temple University

García Sánchez examines the interface between the political and moral economy of the school and that of the larger society.

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Communicative Care: Managing Illness Through Everyday Conversations in Transnational Salvadoran Families

Lynnette Arnold, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University

Working Group in Anthropology and Population (WGAP)

Lawful Sinners: Reproductive Governance and Moral Agency Around Abortion in Mexico

Elyse Singer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Studies, Brown University

Working Group in Anthropology and Population (WGAP)

Against Humanitarianism: Cuba’s Quest for Exporting Social Justice through Medicine

Sean Brotherton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago