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May 2019

CSW Research Affiliate Brown Bag: “On Sarah Dorsey: A Nineteenth-century Southern Woman’s Rediscovered Lecture on the Philosophy of the University of France”

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rolfe 2125

Philosopher Sarah Dorsey On Sarah Dorsey: A Nineteenth-century Southern Woman’s Rediscovered Lecture on the Philosophy of the University of France A talk by Carol Bensick, PhD Sarah Dorsey (1829-1879) is the earliest woman from the U.S. South to devote herself to philosophy. Besides the later Anna Julia Cooper, she is only the second Southern woman philosopher to be discovered by feminist historians--the first from the “Deep” South. She is the first American to make a study of contemporary French philosophy,…

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Andrea Ballestero, “A Future History of Water”

May 16 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
352 Haines Hall

Hosted by UCLA Department of Anthropology Culture, Power, and Social Change Interest Group. Part of Gender and Water In this book talk, Andrea Ballestero will discuss how to think anthropologically about the techno-legal devices used to deal with the politics of water in the present and in the yet to come. Ballestero will focus on the work of regulators in Costa Rica and how they use pricing formulas and the consumer price index to imagine their responsibility for society and…

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Gender and Water: Research Masterclass with Andrea Ballestero

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Part of Gender and Water At this Research Masterclass, students from the Gender and Water Research team will discuss research findings and forthcoming papers with visiting facilitator Andrea Ballestero, who will provide commentary and feedback.  Observers are welcome. Andrea Ballestero is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rice University. Ballestero's work looks at the unexpected ethical and technical entanglements through which experts understand water in Latin America. Ballestero's first book, A Future History of Water (Duke University Press, 2019) asks how…

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