Upcoming Anthropology Events

Check back for upcoming events in the Department of Anthropology!

Past Events

Spring 2017

Psychological and Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Yahalom

June 5, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Psych-Med Lab (SSRB 331)


Ethics, Religion, and Climate Change: Relating Local Moral Frameworks to Global Science & Religion

June 2nd, 2017 | SSB 107 | 10 - 3:30 p.m.


CAW Critical Anthropology Workshop

May 23, 2017 | 4 - 6 p.m.

We will discuss new work from Dr. Rihan Yeh, U Chicago 2009, a US-Mex alumna, now at the Universidad de Michoacán, Mexico. Rihan is spending time in SoCal during her sabbatical, and will share some of her work in progress with us. She will followup with a workshop on 'grappling with radical vulnerability' - a key concept she offers in her 2014 book, Muddying the Waters: Coauthoring Feminisms Across Scholarship and Activism and further developed in Hungry Translations.

This will be co-sponsored by CAW and SED the Studio for Ethnographic Design. This will be a more informal venue where faculty and students can discuss the challenges of ethnography and writing.


Annual Honor's Thesis Presentations and Awards Ceremony

May 22, 2017 | 4 - 6 p.m. | SSB 107


CAW Critical Anthropology Workshop

May 22, 2017 | 1 - 3 p.m. | Dolores Huerta Room, Old Student Center

We will discuss new work from Dr. Rihan Yeh, U Chicago 2009, a US-Mex alumna, now at the Universidad de Michoacán, Mexico. Rihan is spending time in SoCal during her sabbatical, and will share some of her work in progress with us. She will be giving a public talk based on her new book-in-progress, Hungry Translations: Telling Stories, Disrupting 'the Social,' Relearning the World, which she is writing in collaborative journeys with members of the Sangtin movement and Parakh theatre. The book looks at questions of storytelling as an ethical responsibility that must do justice to the epistemic energy of those whose knowledges we stand on, but whose intellectual labors often remain invisible in the academy. This will be co-sponsored by the International Institute, the Anthropology Department, and the South Asia Initiative.


Psychological and Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

Speaker: Dr. Salih Can Ackisoz

May 22, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Psych-Med Lab (SSRB 331)


 Psychological and Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

Speaker: Dr. Jacqueline Leckie

May 11, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Psych-Med Lab (SSRB 331)


CAW Critical Anthropology Workshop

April 11, 2017 | 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Sequoyah Hall, Room 201

We will meet to discuss one short article, Nitzan Shoshan’s Cultural Anthropology piece: Managing Hate: Political Delinquency and Affective Governance in Germany.  


Graduate Student Seminar: "How to Write an IRB Proposal"

April 11, 2017 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. | SSB 107

The International Institute invites you to a workshop to help guide you through the difficult process of applying for an IRB/Human Subject applications. Guest speakers will be Patrick Patterson, Associate Professor of History, and Chair, Committee on Research Grants, General Campus Lorena Almeida, HRPP Human Research Protection Program.

Subjects to be covered: * When is IRB review required? * Protecting human subjects: rules, requirements, procedures * Approval for social science methods: what's easier than you might think, and what's harder than you might think * Ways to make the IRB process smoother and faster * International issues: special problems and concerns for work abroad * The nuts and bolts of putting together an IRB submission.

For more information, please contact UC San Diego International Institute Director, Nancy Postero.


 Psychological and Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

Speaker: Dr. Angel Martinez Hernandez

Behind the Times: Work, Neoliberal Futures, and the Politics of Chronic Disease in San Francisco's Transit System

April 3, 2017 | 11 - 1 p.m. | Psych-Med Lab (SSRB 331)

Winter 2017

Digital Cultural Heritage in Greece & Beyond

March 27, 2017 | 5 - 7 p.m. | Atkinson Hall


Psychological and Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

Speaker: Dr. Mark Fleming

Behind the Times: Work, Neoliberal Futures, and the Politics of Chronic Disease in San Francisco's Transit System

March 21, 2017 | 12 - 2 p.m. | Psych-Med Lab (SSRB 331)


Job Talk: "Clutter: Unpacking the Stuff of Business Innovation"

Speaker: Dr. Eitan Wilf

March 20, 2017 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | SSB 107


Psychological and Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

Speaker: Dr. Arnaud Dubois

March 14, 2017 | 12 - 2 p.m. | Psych-Med Lab (SSRB 331)


Identities are Changeable: A Conversation with Miguel Zenón

In his mixed-media project "Identities are Changeable" (Miel Music, 2014), jazz saxophonist Miguel Zenón explored Puerto Rican identity in New York through interviews and music. Here he will present this work and discuss tradition and innovation in identity, language, and music with Ana Celia Zentella (Ethnic Studies, UCSD), Kamau Kenyatta (Music, UCSD), and Sandro Duranti (Anthropology, UCLA).

Grammy nominee, MacArthur and Guggenheim fellow, member of the SF Jazz Collective, Miguel Zenón was born and raised in Puerto Rico. The Miguel Zenón Quartet will perform in concert at The Loft on Feb. 22 at 8 pm.

This workshop is free and open to the public. For further information, contact kwoolard@ucsd.edu.


Psychological and Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

Speaker: Dr. Leticia Medeiros

February 14, 2017 | 12 - 2 p.m. | Psych-Med Lab (SSRB 331)

Fall 2016

Linguistic Anthropology Lab

Speaker: Lina Hou, Postdoctoral Student, University of California, San Diego

"Language ideologies about the uses of an emerging sign language in the San Juan Quiahije Chatino municipality"

December 5, 2016 | 12:30 - 2 p.m. | Linguistic Anthropology Lab (SSRB 340)