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Writing Public Anthropology

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Why does writing public anthropology matter? And what are some practical considerations and tips for scholars who want to pursue it? This panel discussion and Q&A brings together authors and editors to talk about what it takes for a book to reach a broad audience and intervene in public debates on issues that are important to society at large.

Speakers for this event include:

Laurence Ralphauthor of The Torture Letters and Renegade Dreams, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center on Transnational Policing at Princeton University

Jason de Leónauthor of The Land of Open Graves, Director of the Undocumented Migration Project, Professor of Anthropology and Chicana/o and Central American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles

Ieva Jusionyteauthor of Threshold, Watson Family Associate Professor of International Security and Anthropology at Brown University, editor of California Series in Public Anthropology

Kate Marshalleditor of anthropology and Latin American studies at the University of California Press