Berkeley Anthropology welcomes Professor Karen Nakamura

November 11, 2015
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:30

We are thrilled to announce that Professor Karen Nakamura, who has been named the Haas Distinguished Chair in Disability Studies, will be joining the Department of Anthropology in January 2016. Professor Nakamura is an award-winning, interdisciplinary scholar and filmmaker whose work has made major contributions to understandings of deafness, mental illness, and social movements in Japan. At Berkeley she'll be working on new projects using robotics and prosthetics to address questions of aging and disability in Japan and the US. Welcome to Berkeley, Karen!