Upcoming Events

Details about Prof. Ternullo's talk at Amherst on March 27, 2024.

How the Heartland Went Red

A Discussion with Stephanie Ternullo, Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University

Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 5:00-6:30 pm
Friedmann Room

Over the past several decades, predominantly White, postindustrial cities in America's agriculture and manufacturing centers have flipped from blue to red.  In this talk, Prof. Ternullo shares research regarding the importance of place in understanding this rightward shift, showing how voters in these small cities view national politics through the lens of local conditions.

About Professor Ternullo:
Stephanie Ternullo ’15 is an Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University at the University of Chicago.

With food from El Comalito!


A Talk with Dr. Steven Feld

A Filmmaker, Musician, and Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico

A poster with details about Steven Feld's talk at Amherst College.

Thursday, March 28, 2024, 4:30-6:00 pm 
Lyceum, CHI Think Tank

This talk is a tour of the theory of acoustemology, of sound as a way of knowing and relating.  Dr. Feld brings a history of Papua New Guinea rainforests, pastoral Southern Europe, and urban West Africa through this listening tour.

About the Speaker:

MacArthur fellow Steven Feld is a filmmaker, musician/sound artist, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. His anthropology of sound research is presented equally in photographs, films, graphics, sound recordings and installations, and textural media.

Check out his website: www.stevenfeld.net

Join us at 4:15 pm for wine and cheese!

Poster of talk by Radhika Govindrajan.

“I’ve Heard I'm Characterless”:  Scandal, Social Media, and Mediated Speech in Rural India

Radhika Govindrajan, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington, and author of Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India's Central Himalayas.

Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 4:30 PM in the CHI Think Tank, Lyceum.

Contact:  nchowdhury@amherst.edu

Poster for Spring Gathering

Spring Gathering

Join Us: Spring Gathering for Majors and Prospective Majors!

Tuesday, April 9, 4:15 PM in Morgan Hall, 2nd Floor Lounge

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Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Podcast: ‘Anthropology of Political Assembly’ Featuring Professor Nusrat Chowdhury's Book: Paradoxes of the Popular: Crowd Politics in Bangladesh


This monthly podcast, Anthropology of Political Assembly, convenes conversations with anthropologists and ethnographers whose work engages questions concerning notions of the political collective - things like crowds, people, public, and populations.  The podcast is interested in exploring how such forms of political assembly are materially produced in time and space, and in the recursive relationship between political collectivities and their representations.

To listen to the full podcast:  https://www.eth.mpg.de/podcast-apa

Sociology, Inequality, Globalization, Climate Changes, Immigration, Protest, Health, Identity, Social Justice and Social Change

March 10, 2020

Past Events

Intersectional Solidarities: Building Communities of Hope, Justice, & Joy

Poster promoting a talk by Joy Misra

A  Talk by Joya Misra, American Sociological Association President

Lyceum CHI Think Tank
March 11, 4:00 pm -5:15 pm

Joy Misra is Provost Professor and the Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Chair, as well as a Professor in both Sociology and the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

In this preview of her presidential address for the American Sociological Association, Misra articulates her vision of sociology in the 21st century. Through her talk, she describes how different solidaristic approaches to research, including community-engaged and participatory methods, grounded in sociological theorizing and broader empirical evidence, can inform new strategies for creating more equitable, just, joyful, and hopeful communities. Misra draws examples from movements within and outside of the U.S.


Turkey, Syria, and the Future of Kurdish Movements

Tuesday, February 25th at 5:00 pm, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Frost Library

The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor -- A Lecture by Arthur Kleinman

Professor Roberto Gonzales, "Lives Still in Limbo: UnDACumented and Navigating Uncertain Futures"

Five College Undergraduate Anthropology Conference

Natasha Kumar Warikoo: "The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions and Meritocracy at Elite Universities"

Exploring Future Pathways: An Evening with Anthropology & Sociology Alumns