2017 Conference Program


AiT presents


Anthropology in Transit | 9th Annual Graduate Student Conference | April 28-29, 2017
All events located in SBSG 1321 unless otherwise noted

Friday, April 28th
12:30 – 1:15 Registration and Refreshments

1:15 – 2:45 Workshop
“Teaching Anthropology in Antagonistic Times” – Dr. Angela Jenks (UCI)

3:00 – 4:30 Workshop
“How to Turn Your Conference Paper into a Journal Article” – Dr. Tom Boellstorff (UCI)

6:00 – 10:00 Dinner Party at Palo Verde Clubhouse (https://goo.gl/maps/RQw4zFpavqk)

Saturday, April 29th
8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:45 Antagonistic States
“For school fees, for Friday, for the public: private security and claims in Kenya” – Nathan Dobson (UCI)

“’Il numero come forza’: Medical Expertise and the Biopolitics of the Female Body in Benito Mussolini’s Battaglia Demografica” – Kylie Liu (Harvard)

“The Liminality of Transition: Nationalism, Legal Pluralism and Transitional Justice in Northern Ireland” – Nory Kaplan-Kelly (UCI)

“Of Love and Labor: A Potential Practice towards Meaningful Interdependence” – Melissa J. Liu (University of Washington)

Discussant – Dr. Damien Sojoyner (UCI)

11:15 – 12:30 Scaling Legal Antagony
“Legal Complexity and Role Ambiguity: An Examination of Sexual Violence Reporting Requirements” – Jessica Cabrera (UCI)

“Institutional entextualization and the politics of representation: The case of ‘one person-one vote’” – Rob Gelles (UCI)

“The Value of Punishment: Antagonizing the Performance of Justice” – James Adams (UCI)

Discussant – Dr. Victoria Bernal (UCI)

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:15 Contested Futures and Antagonistic Infrastructures
“Planning Futures: Expert Enactments and Institutional Antagonisms in Making the Singapore Concept Plan 1971” – Joshua Babcock (University of Chicago)

“Sense-making and making-sense: Of conversations and negotiations around money infrastructures in Manipur, North-East India” – Nima Yolmo (UCI)

“Development Disjunctions in Kenyan Payment Systems” – Farah Qureshi (UCI)

Discussant – Dr. Mihir Pandya (CSU, Long Beach)

3:45 – 5:00 Keynote Address
“Anthropology for Liberation: Ethnography as a Practice of Social Justice” – Dr. Keisha-Khan Perry (Brown University)