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Annachiara Forte

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May

We Are Hiring!

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LECTURER: DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY Anthropology at the University of the Western Cape has recently been reconstituted as its own department, reinvigorating a long-standing tradition of rigorous ethnographic research and pedagogy oriented towards critical questions emergent in our African context.  The Department invites applicants for the position of Lecturer to contribute towards the growth of a vibrant and […]

5

May

DISTRIBUTE

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A Biennial Conference of the SCA and SVA May 7-8-9 Re/Distribute: Three Radical Economists on (Post)Apartheid Two radical collectives working inside and outside of the academy to agitate with ideas and actions against ongoing histories of dispossession consider what redistribution means in the most unequal national context on earth. In a 50-minute short film, we […]

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Sep

Seminar: Zethu Matebeni — Wednesday 25 September 2019

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Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2019 Department of Anthropology and Sociology University of the Western Cape  On LGBTQ politics in Cape Town Zethu Matebeni in conversation with  Funeka Soldaat  Wednesday 25 September 2019 Venue: Lecture Room 1 & 2, New Arts Building                13h00-14h00 Abstract What does it mean to […]

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Aug

Seminar: Mzulungile Gaqa — Wednesday 21 August 2019

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Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2019 Life beyond protests:  What it means to be an informal settlement resident in Kanana/Gugulethu, Cape Town Mzulungile Gaqa University of the Western Cape  Wednesday 21 August 2019 Anthropology lab, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, 13h00-14h20 Abstract This study explores the lives of the residents of Kanana, an informal settlement […]

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Aug

Seminar: Zayaan Khan — Wednesday 14 August

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 From seeds-as-object to seeds-as-relation; seeing seeds through neoliberal othering   by Zayaan Khan Department of Anthropology and Sociology Anthropology Lab, h00-14h20 Abstract This research uses seed bill hearings and policy readings of the Plant Breeders Rights Act and the Plant Improvement Act to understand government and corporate views through interviews and parliamentary debates. These systems of […]

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Aug

Seminar: Carolyn Orban — Wednesday 7 August 2019

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 “Historical Epidemics, Novel Techniques: Using Historical and Ethnographic Materials to Build Computer Simulation Models”  by  Carolyn Orban  (Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Health Sciences at the University of Missouri) Wednesday 07 August 2019 Anthropology lab, Department of Anthropology and Sociology 13h00-14h20 Abstract In this talk, I will introduce my work using agent-based computer simulation models […]

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Aug

Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe By Godfrey Maringira

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Congratulations to Godfrey Maringira for the publishing of the book Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe. Godfrey was a researcher and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of the Western Cape. Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe explores the barrack experiences of soldiers in post-independence Zimbabwe, examining the […]

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May

We are hiring! “New Generation of Academics” Program (nGAP)

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The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is located in the Arts Faculty and is a dynamic space with undergraduate and postgraduate students, an emphasis on teaching and learning, community outreach, research and publications. The department has medical anthropology as one of its core areas of specialisation in research, teaching, and supervision. We would therefore like […]

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Apr

Saidiya Hartman at UWC 7-9 May

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Dear ColleaguesPlease join us for two events with Saidiya Hartman next week.  An Experiment with the Chorus Public Lecture — Centre for Humanities Research, Seminar RoomTuesday 7 May 16.30-18.30 Writing Black Social Life Seminar Anthropology/Sociology — Seminar Room, Social Sciences BuildingThursday 9 May 13.00-15.00 Saidiya Hartman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia […]

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Apr

Seminar: Leah Koskimaki — Wednesday 17 April 2019

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Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2019 A Regional Charisma and Politics of Visibility: The Making of a Student Leader in a Himalayan Hill Town  Leah Koskimaki Research Fellow and Project Leader for the University of the Western Cape’s Emerging Research Niche in Migration and Mobilities  Wednesday 17 April 2019 Anthropology Lab, Department of Anthropology and […]