Anthropology on the Front Lines: Honoring the Work of Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 08:00 to Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 20:00


The UC Berkeley Anthropology Department Invites you to:

Anthropology on the Front Lines: Honoring the Work of Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Distinguished Speakers:

  • Marcelo Súarez-Orozco Dean Graduate School Education, UCLA
  • Margaret Lock Bronfman Professor Emerita Social Medicine, McGill University
  • Naomar Monteiro de Almeida-Filho President Federal University of Southern Bahia, Brazil
  • Juan Thomas Ordóñez Professor University Rosario Bogotá
  • Sherry B. Ortner Distinguished Professor UCLA
  • Kimberly Theidon Henry Lear Chair in International Humanitarian Studies Fletcher School of Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • Matthew Gutmann Director Brown University International Advanced Research Institutes
  • Francisco J. Ferrándiz Senior Faculty Spanish National Research Council
  • Kim Hopper Professor Sociomedical Sciences Columbia University
  • Calin Goina Professor Babes-Bolay University Cluj Romania
  • Donald Boström Swedish War Correspondent & Photographer
  • Dr. Jorge Perez Avila Former Director National AIDS Program Cuba
  • Meira Weiss Rose Chair Emerita Hebrew University Jerusalem
  • Philippe Bourgois Director Social Medicine and the Humanities UCLA
  • Gail Kligman Vice Provost International Institute UCLA
  • Donna Goldstein Professor University of Colorado Boulder
  • Misha Kline Assoc. Professor University of Oklahoma
  • Zvika Orr Faculty & Program Director Jerusalem College of Technology


Monday, May 1st, 2017

Scholarship With Engagement
Alumni House, UC Berkeley, 1-7 pm

Gail Kligman - Convener

1:30 pm The Global Crisis: Migration, Mobilities, and Immobilities

Marcelo Súarez-Orozco, Juan Thomas Ordóñez

2:45 pm Counter Hegemonic Higher Education

Naomar Monteiro de Almeida-Filho

3:15 pm The Complicated Lives of Women Anthropologists

Sherry Ortner, Kimberly Theidon

4:00 pm The Body in Times of War and Political Conflict

Francisco J. Ferrándiz, Meira Weiss

4:45 pm Speaking Uncomfortable Truths and Facing Controversy

Donald Boström, Dr. Jorge Perez Avila


Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Healing the World
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Gallery, Kroeber Hall, 12-4:30 pm

12:00 pm Introduction

12:15 pm Rad Med: Experiments in Clinical Medicine & Psychaiatry

Philippe Bourgois, Sam Dubal(UCSF/UCB), Nadia Gaber & Anthony Wright (UCB-UCSF); Nick Nelson (UCSF/Highland Hospital); Robert Okin (UCSF)

1:30 pm Political and Moral Economies of Organ Transplant Trafficking

Lawrence Cohen (UCB), Francis Delmonico (Transplant Surgeon), Zvika Orr and Itamar Hairitan (Israel); FILM: "Kidney Pirates"

2:45 pm Radical Hope During Difficult Times: Brazil and the US

James Holston (UCB), Donna Goldstein, Misha Klein

3:30 pm Companheiros in the Field

Patricia Silva Dubod and Joao Marcelo Gomes Ferreira
A Captive Research Team: Michael Hughes, Jennifer Scheper-Hughes, Sarah Hughes, and Nathaniel Hughes


Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 5-8 pm

Margaret Lock, Matthew Gutmann, David Napier (University College London), Kim Hopper, Gail Kligman

Reception, Music, and Dance


Sponsored by the UC Humanities Research Institute; Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (UCB); Center for Latin American Studies (UCB); Center for the Study of Law and Society (UCB); Paul Farmer (Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School); and the Canadian Studies Program (UCB).

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States