STANDD hosts a Speaker Series that includes lectures from faculty members and students within the McGill community, and advanced scholars from international universities. The STANDD speaker series is held on: Fridays 12:30 — 2:30 pm
While we are unable to host in-person events due to COVID-19 related restrictions, attendance will take place virtually via ZOOM.
Past Events (Winter 2021)
February 5th, Nicolas Rasiulis, PhD., McGill. Title: The Continuity and Mutability of a Historical Mosaic: Economic Diversification among Mongolian Reindeer Herders.
February 12th, Alex Oehler, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Regina. Title: The Care Work of Life Apportionment.
February 19th, Julie Laplante, Full Professor, Sociological and Anthropological Studies, uOttawa. Title: Plant Calling – The Joy of Bassinglègè Forest, Cameroon
March 12th, Kariuki Kirigia, PhD Candidate, Anthropology, McGill University. Title: Disciplining Pastoral Livelihoods: Losing land to gain conservation? A question for the racial Capitalocene.
March 19th, Björn Reichhardt, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Archaeogenetics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History & PhD Student, Central Asian Seminar, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-University of Berlin. Title: Dairy Cultures: Milk Fermentation, Heritage and Microbial Biogeographies in Mongolia.
March 26th, Greta Semplici, Max Weber Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute. Title: Moving Deserts - exploring the links between mobility and resilience from the case of Turkana herders in the northern Kenyan drylands.
April 9th, Élise Imray Papineau, PhD Candidate, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University. Title: Unpacking the activist-researcher dilemma: Perspectives from Australia in navigating precarity, security, and responsibility among grassroots activists
April 16th, Justin Raycraft, PhD Candidate, Anthropology, McGill University. Title: The emergence of community support for conservation in the Maasai Steppe, Tanzania.
Past Events (Fall 2020)
October 23rd, Pedagogies for the Anthropocene/Ecozoic: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue.
- Drs. Peter Brown & Dina Spigelski, Title: From the Anthropocene to the Ecozoic.
- Dr. Colin Scott, Title: Decolonial Epistemologies for Indigenous Territories of Life.
- Dr. John Galaty, Title:Community Conservation and Local Livelihoods: The Institutional Canopy of Conservation (I-CAN) Project and its Findings
November 6th, Lisa Francesca Rail, M.A., McGill, Title: Common (Alpine) practice-on the use of public pastures in highland Kyrgyzstan and Central Europe.
November 27th, Nicolas Rasiulis, PhD Candidate, McGill, Title: Brilliant and Setting: Plotting a near-Microcosm of the Tannu Uriankhai Girdle.
Past Events (Winter 2020)
January 17th, Majd Al-shihabi, Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellow, Creative Commons, Title: My Grandmother is my Archive: Open Source Software and Democracy in Archival Practice.
Past Events (Fall 2019)
October 25th, Patricia Kubala, PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley , Title: Ecstatic Anthropology, For the Living and For the Dead: A Lecture-Discussion in Dialogue with Willerslev and Suhr’s “Is There A Place for Faith in Anthropology?”
November 1st, AAA 2019 presentations with peer commentaries:
Jessica Cadoch, Title: Psychedelics and the Ebb and Flow of Power Relations in the Therapeutic Milieu.
- Vanessa McCuaig, Title: Refusing the Fantasy of Civil Life and the Rise of Alternative Engagements to the State: Sovereign Citizen Politics in Alberta.
Lisa Francesca Rail, Title: Resilience, Resistance, Tenacity – Open Pastures and the Afterlife of Socialist Institutions.
Jonathan Wald, Title: Strategic Morals: Ethical Experimentation in Brazilian Climate Governance.
November 8th, Vanessa McCuaig, M.A., McGill, Title: "Corporative Fictions" and Strawmen Pseudolaw in the Alberta Court.
November 15th, Eimear Mc Loughlin, PhD Candidate, University of Exeter, Title: Nothing to Hide: Transparency in Animal Slaughter in Denmark.
November 29th, Guillaume Dandurand, Postdoctoral Fellow, Université de Sherbrooke, Title: The Techno-Politics of Food Security in Delhi: Actors, Things, and the Production of Arbitrariness.
Past Events (Winter 2019)
January 18th, Sultan Doughan, PhD, UC Berkeley, Title: From Atonement to Tolerance: The Paradox of Citizenship and Religious Difference in Post-Holocaust Germany.
January 25th, Corey Wright, PhD Candidate, McGill, Title: New "conservation" in Tanzania & the precariousness of living with elephants.
February 15th, Prof. Alex Boudreault-Fournier, University of Victoria.
March 22nd, Mónica Cuéllar Gempeler, PhD Candidate, McGill.
Become a Member
If you would like to become a STANDD member, volunteer at our events, or join our mailing list, please contact: Carmen Umana [carmen.umana [at] mail.mcgill.ca].
Present at our Speaker Series
If you wish to present a paper or facilitate a workshop as part of our speaker series, please contact Jean-Michel Landry [jean-michel.landry [at] mail.mcgill.ca] and Carmen Umana [carmen.umana [at] mail.mcgill.ca] to schedule a date.