2013: Urban Objects

THE FIRST ANNUAL PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY & UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA GRADUATE ANTHROPOLOGY CONFERENCE:

URBAN OBJECTS: Friday February 22nd

PENN MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY (3260 South Street Philadelphia PA)

10:00 AM: BREAKFAST (Room 330, Penn Museum)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: “FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD”: MANAGING SECURITY, RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE CITY (Room 330, Penn Museum)
Faculty Discussant: Damien Stankiewicz, Temple University

Marissa Smith (Princeton University): “Mining Corporation and Sacred Mountain: Community, Person and Governance Across Industrial and Pastoral Space”
Arjun Shankar (University of Pennsylvania): “A Road as Rural-Urban Object: The Case of the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructural Corridor”
Daniel Polk (Princeton University): “Public Water/Knowledge: Democracy, Urbanism and Natural Resource Governmentality”
Autumn Zellers (Temple University): “Crying Soldiers and Wild Indians: Indigenous Embodiment Amidst the 2012 Media Wars in Cauca, Colombia”
Eryn Fe Snyder (Temple University): “Mediating ‘Risk’: Urban Youth in Contested Spaces & Uneven Mediascapes”

12:00 PM – 12:40 PM: LUNCH (Room 330, Penn Museum)

12:45 PM – 1:25 PM: KEYNOTE (Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum)
Keynote Speaker: Farha Ghannam, Swarthmore University

1:30PM – 3:00PM: ARBITRATING CITIZENS: URBAN SUBJECTS, STATES AND SPACES (Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum)
Faculty Discussant: Lisa Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania

Alexander Wamboldt (Princeton University): “Marriages without Spaces in Israeli Law”
Anna Offit (Princeton University): “Peer Review: Jury Selection in a Densely Populated City”
Nicholas Iacobelli (University of Pennsylvania): “Urban Modernity in Reverse: Health and the Rise of the Carceral State”
Kelly M. McKowen (Princeton University): “The Norwegian Welfare Space: NAV and the Reproduction of the State-oriented Subject”
Nicole Nathan (Temple University): “Newsmakers: ‘Get Action!’ in Neighborhood Change”

3:10PM – 4:45PM: MADE VISIBLE: MIGRATION, MEDIA AND PROTEST (Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum)
Faculty Discussant: Elizabeth A. Davis, Princeton University

Sarah El-Kazaz (Princeton University): “A Visible Public: Gazing, Renewal and Reconfiguring the “Public” in Istanbul and Cairo”
Jennifer K Brown (University of Pennsylvania): “From Rural to Urban and Back Again: Healthcare among Alaska Native People”
Erin L. Raffety (Princeton University): “Education as Difference: Articulating Morality in Chinese Foster Care” Nathan Aaron Jessee (Temple University): “Engaged Communities: Digital Media, Civic Participation, and Gentrification in Philadelphia” K. Eva Weiss (Temple University): “Zoning Culture: Defining and Defending Space On- and Off-line”

*** 2014 Tempennton Organizers:
Diane Garbow  (Temple) / Negar Razavi (Penn) / Megan Steffen (Princeton)

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