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Keisha-Khan Perry, Brown University: Anthropology for Liberation: Ethnography is Not a Luxury

When: Monday, April 9, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: 1810 Hinman Avenue, 104, 1810 Hinman Avenue , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Nancy Hickey   (847) 467-1507

Group: Anthropology Department

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The lecture will focus on some preliminary ideas from my book in progress, Anthropology for Liberation: Research, Writing and Teaching for Social Justice. This book reflects my ongoing theoretical concern with black women’s ethnographic research and scholarship as a central way to advance our understanding of black radical and feminist intellectual histories and disciplinary formations (Anthropology, Africana Studies, and Feminist Studies). In addition, I understand that my role as a teacher, scholar, and activist is to center black women (social movement actors and theorists) as key knowledge producers whose political ideas and actions we need to take seriously in our scholarship. This lecture gives analytical attention to the ideas of the late Afro-Brazilian anthropologist Lélia Gonzalez who exemplifies the radical black female subject integral to the formation of black diasporic anthropological traditions grounded in a liberation project.

Co-sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies, African American Studies, and the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.

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