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Anthropology Lecture - Matei Candea

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103

The Department of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research presents Matei Candea, from Durham University, who will deliver a lecture entitled "The Fall and Rise of the Comparative Project: Comparing Comparisons in Anthropology and Beyond."

Matei Candea holds a PhD from Cambridge and was Sigrid Rausing Lecturer in Collaborative Anthropology here from 2006 to 2009. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Corsica and in scientific research communities in the UK and South Africa.

His research interests span a range theoretical questions: identity and belonging; human-animal relations in scientific research; alternative histories of French social theory; the ethnography of political commitment. What draws these different strands together is an attempt to treat as ethnographic objects those key features
of ‘Euroamerican’ modernism, which are more often invoked as a counterpoint or deconstructed in anthropological analyses: national belonging, scientific objectivity, human exceptionalism, and political formalism.

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Lectures and Panel Discussions


Students, Faculty, Staff


Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas


The New School for Social Research


Anthropology, Social Sciences


Free; No tickets or reservations required.

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