Visiting Speakers

Robert R. Desjarlais

Professor of Anthropology
Sarah Lawrence College

Robert R. Desjarlais is a Professor of Anthropology at Sarah Lawrence College. His special interests inlcude the cultural construction of experience, subjectivity and inter-subjectivity, death and mourning, and the political economy of illness and healing.

Robert R. Desjarlais

Professor of Anthropology
Sarah Lawrence College

Robert R. Desjarlais received his BA, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and his MA and Ph.D from the University of California-Los Angeles. His special interests include the cultural construction of experience, subjectivity and inter-subjectivity, death and mourning, and the political economy of illness and healing. He has condducted ethnographic fieldwork in the Nepal Himalaya with the residents of a homeless shelter in Boston, and is a competitive chess player. His works include: Body and Emotion: The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal Himalayas, Shelter Blues: Sanity and Selfhood Among the Homeless, Sensory Biographies: Lives and Deaths Among Nepal’s Yolmo Buddhists; and Counter-play: an Anthropologist at the Chessboard. Desjarlais is the recipient of the Guggenheim fellowship and a Howard fellowship, and was also a NIMH postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School.

Stephanie Dick

Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows
Harvard University

Stephanie Dick is currently a Junior Fellow with the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. She completed a PhD in the Department of History of Science at Harvard University, under the advisement of Professor Peter Galison. Dick studies the history of mathematics and computing in the postwar United States, with a particular interest in how different academic communities negotiated a place for computing in their knowledge-making infrastructure.

Nigel Dodd

Professor of Sociology
London School of Economics and Political Science

Nigel Dodd is Professor in the Sociology Department at the LSE. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1991 on the topic of Money in Social Theory, and lectured at the University of Liverpool before joining the LSE in 1995. Nigel’s main interests are in the sociology of money, economic sociology and classical and contemporary social thought.

Jorge Duany

Professor of Anthropology
Florida International University

Jorge Duany is the Director of the Cuban Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University. He has published extensively on migration, ethnicity, race, nationalism, and transnationalism in the Cuba, the Caribbean, and the United States.

Joseph Dumit

Professor of Anthropology
University of California, Davis

Joseph Dumit is a Professor of Science & Technology Studies (STS), and of Cultural Anthropology.

Cornelius Eady has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, American University, The Writer's Voice, The College of William and Mary, University of Notre Dame, Sweet Briar College, the State University of New York, and the City College of New York. He is the author of eight books of poetry.

Geoff Eley

Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History
University of Michigan

Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Michigan. Eley's early work focused on the radical nationalism in Imperial Germany and fascism, but has since grown to include theoretical and methodological reflections on historiography and the history of the political left in Europe. Eley is particularly well known for his early study, The Peculiarities of German History , co-authored with David Blackbourn (a fellow Briton, who now teaches at Vanderbilt University), which challenged the orthodoxy in German social history known as the Sonderweg thesis. His most successful book is Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000, which has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Korean, Turkish and Greek. Recently, he published a collection of essays on fascism called Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany, 1930-1945 with Routledge Press.