Mellon Research Seminar

Past Seminars

  • September 10, 12:00 pm

    Welcome and Introductions 

  • September 17, 12:00 pm

    Ramya Sreenivasan
    Respondent: Nancy Bentley

  • September 24, 12:00 pm

    Danielle Taschereau Mamers
    "Plains Bison Reintroduction: Recovering Kinship in the Settler Colonial Anthropocene"
    Respondent: Raquel Fleskes

  • October 1, 12:00 pm

    David Spafford
    "Corporate Kinship: The Warrior House in Japan, 1450-1650"
    Respondent: Alyssa Miller

  • October 8, 12:00 pm

    Job Market Workshop 

  • October 15, 12:00 pm

    Sarah Franzen
    "Claiming Place: Race, Property, and the Creation of Family Land"
    Respondent: Gregory Callaghan

  • October 22, 12:00 pm

    Jairo Moreno
    "Aural Mutuality: Midwifery and Kinship Transformation"
    Respondent: Rachel Reynolds

  • October 29, 12:00 pm

    Liana Brent
    "Corporeal Connections in Roman Burials Practices"
    Respondent: Teren Sevea

  • November 5, 12:00 pm

    Guided Tour, Institute of Contemporary Art: Colored People Time: Banal Presents and arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified

  • November 12, 12:00 pm

    Jennifer Mackenzie
    "Creating the Coat of Arms in an Italian Renaissance Capital: Dynastic Humanism, Heraldic Epic, and the Philology of Images"
    Respondent: Siyen Fei

  • November 19, 12:00 pm

    Jamal J. Elias
    "After Rumi: Lineage and Authority in a Sufi Order"
    Respondent: Helen Melling 

  • December 3, 12:00 pm

    Helen Melling
    "Contested Visions of African-descent Wet Nurses and Nannies in 18th and 19th century Lima, Peru"
    Respondent: Sarada Balagopalan

  • January 21, 12:00 pm

    Siyen Fei
    "The Crossing: Captivity, Slavery, and Migration on 16th-century Chinese Frontiers"
    Respondent: Ramya Sreenivasan

  • January 28, 12:00 pm

    Alyssa Miller
    "Kin-work in a Time of Jihad: Transnational Violence and Transformations in the Tunisian National Family"
    Respondent: Errol Lord

  • February 4, 12:00 pm

    Gregory Callaghan
    "The Networks of the Attalid Dynasty: Seeking Status and Authority in the Greek Interstate Community"
    Respondent: David Spafford

  • February 11, 12:00 pm

    Rachel Reynolds
    "Rape Starts at Home? Kin Experience and Rape within the Social Imaginary"
    Respondent: Liana Brent

  • February 18, 12:00 pm

    No Session- Kinship Symposium on Friday, 2/21

  • February 25, 12:00 pm

    Publishing Workshop

  • March 3, 12:00 pm

    Raquel Fleskes
    "Genetic Perspectives on Kinship & Colonization"
    Respondent: Jairo Moreno

  • March 17, 12:00 pm

    Beeta Baghoolizadeh
    "The Family that Finds Each Other: Runaway slaves, dervishes, and abolition in early twentieth-century Iran, 1900-1929"
    Respondent: Sarah Franzen

  • March 24, 12:00 pm

    Sarada Balagopalan
    "Crafting Related Selves in Precarious Times: Young Women and Retail Work in India"
    Respondent: Jennifer Mackenzie

  • March 31, 12:00 pm

    Errol Lord
    "The Boundaries of Morality, Partiality, and the Morally Exceptional"
    Respondent: Danielle Taschereau Mamers

  • April 7, 12:00 pm

    Nancy Bentley
    "New World Kinship and American Literature"
    Respondent: Xavier Dapena

  • April 14, 12:00 pm

    Xavier Dapena
    "The Political Imagination or Care in Collective Autoras de Cómic"
    Respondent: Jamal J. Elias

  • April 21, 12:00 pm

    Teren Sevea
    "Embodying Kinship: Tiger Children of 'Ali in the Malay world"
    Respondent: Beeta Baghoolizadeh