Five College Consortium

Five College Middle Eastern Studies Program

Emergent Ecologies of the Middle East

Fri, Apr 20 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Paino Lecture Hall

This panel presentation and discussion highlights the intersections of environmental transformations, politics, and cultures in the contemporary Middle East. Five invited scholars will present insights from their ethnographic research on the roles played by water, science, bread, minerals, seeds, waste, land, and animals in people’s everyday life and in the region’s broader politics and economies. Panelists will foreground the important contributions of an anthropological and interdisciplinary approach to the study of changing ecology, infrastructure, resources and food politics in the region and beyond. The panelists’ presentation will be followed by questions and discussion with the audience.

Jessica Barnes, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of South Carolina
Tessa Farmer, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia
Simone Popperl, PhD Candidate in Anthropology at University of California Irvine
Kali Rubaii, PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of California Santa Cruz
Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Bard College

Sponsored by the Lamont Lecture Fund, the Dean’s Office, the Center for Humanistic Inquiry, the Department of Anthropology/Sociology, the Department of Environmental Studies, and the Department ofPolitical Science

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