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Welcome to the new CUNY Academic Commons website for the Ph.D. program in Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center. This site accompanies the official Anthropology site found on The Graduate Center homepage.


Spring 2018 Colloquium Series – full schedule

Feb 2 – Danilyn Rutherford (Wenner-Gren Foundation) The Sovereignty of Vulnerability

Feb 9 & Feb 16 there is no colloq (CUNY holiday)

Feb 23 Murphy Halliburton (Queens and GC) Indian Pharma, Big Pharma and the Struggle for the Control of Medical Knowledge

March 2 Claudio Sopranzetti (Oxford University) On the Fragility of Power: Revolt and Counter-Revolt in Thailand

March 9 Fadi Bardawil (University of North Carolina) Emancipation Binds: Arab Revolutionary Marxism, Disenchantment, Critique

March 16 – William Sax (University of Heidelberg) The Birth of the (Exorcism) Clinic: Media, Modernity, and the Jinn

March 23 – Maya Mayblin (University of Edinburgh) The Sexual Life of the Roman Catholic Church: Anthropological Reflections on Hypocrisy and the Continuity of Institutions

March 30 and April 6 there is no colloq (Spring Break)

April 13 Shalini Shankar (Northwestern) The Real Generation Z: Rethinking Youth and Migration in the New Millennium

April 20 Robert Preucel (Brown) The Predicament of Ontology: A Critical Ethnography of Archaeology

April 27 Liviu Chelcea (University of Bucharest) An Anthropology of Parking: Cars, Circulation, and the Urban Poor

May 4 Felicia Madimenos (Queens College CUNY) Indigenous Health at the Intersection of Changing Environments: Case Studies from the Amazonian Shuar