The Department of Anthropology’s Annual Lecture will take place on Thursday, March 7 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 109, Accolade West Building, Keele Campus.
This year’s lecture will be presented by Ann Stoler, the Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and History at the New School for Social Research. Stoler will present her paper “Interior Frontiers: Concept-Work on Rough Ground.” In her remarks, she will examine the political concept of interior frontiers at a time of intense social and political division. Focusing on the notion of “us” and construction of “them,” Stoler will draw from the past and look at the present.
According to her official biography on the New School for Social Research website, Stoler is the founding and current director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry.
She taught at the University of Michigan from 1989 to 2003 and has been at the New School for Social Research since 2004, where she was the founding Chair of its revitalized Anthropology Department. She has worked for some 30 years on the politics of knowledge, colonial governance, racial epistemologies, the sexual politics of empire and ethnography of the archives.
She has been a visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études, the École Normale Supérieure and Paris 8, Cornell University’s School of Criticism & Theory, Birzeit University in Ramallah, the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory & Criticism, Irvine’s School of Arts & Literature, and the Bard Prison Initiative. She is the recipient of a Fulbright award and numerous other honours.
For more on Stoler’s publications, visit the New School for Social Research website.
The Department of Anthropology Annual Lecture is a marquee event that hosts notable guest speakers in the field.