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Fall 2015 Gatty Lecture Series

“Arrested Autonomy: Posthuman Futures in Sarawak, Malaysia”

September 3, 2015

Title: "Hair Apparent: Life Process & the Body Politic in 1965 Indonesia"

Speaker: Kaja McGowan, Director of the Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) and Associate Professor at the Department of History of Art, Cornell University

September 10, 2015

Title: “Arrested Autonomy: Posthuman Futures in Sarawak, Malaysia”

Speaker: Juno Salazar Parreñas, Assistant Professor, Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University

September 17, 2015

Title: "The Indecency of Adultery: Censorship and Morality in Thai Cinema"

Speaker: Rebecca Townsend-Hill, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Cornell University

September 24, 2015

Title: "God’s Left Eye Crosses the Pacific: Caodaism’s Transpacific Transformations"

Speaker: Janet Hoskins, Professor, Anthropology and Religion, University of Southern California

October 1, 2015

Title: "New Findings on the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66"

Speaker: Siddharth Chandra, Director, Asian Studies Center Professor of Economics, James Madison College and Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University

October 8, 2015

Title: "Politics Bytes: Digital Media and Activism in Indonesia"

Speaker: Merlyna Lim, Canada Research Chair in Digital Media & Global Network Society School of Journalism & Communication, Carleton University

October 15, 2015

Title: "Smiling at Death: Annichang, Ploy Wang, and the Cultural Psychology of Emotion in Contemporary Thailand"

Speaker: Julia Cassaniti, Assistant Professor Psychological and Medical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology Washington State University

October 22, 2015

Title: "Thai Red Shirt Protests and Radical Vernacular Protest Sound"

Speaker: Ben Tausig, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Stony Brook University

October 29, 2015

Title: "Grand Prix Racing: Thai nationalism and ambiguous Thai (elite) identities."

Speaker: Thak Chaloermtiarana, Professor, Southeast Asian and Thai Asian Studies, Department of  Asian Studies, Cornell University

November 5, 2015

Title: "Rounding up: New species and rediscoveries of Asian birds"

Speaker: Pamela Rasmussen, Assistant Curator of Mammalogy & Ornithology, MSU Museum Assistant Professor, MSU Department of Zoology, Michigan State University Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution

November 12, 2015

Title: "Sidewalk City: Re-mapping public space in Ho Chi Minh City"

Speaker: Annette Kim, Director, Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB) Sol Price School of Public Policy University of Southern California

November 19, 2015

Title: "The Future of Genocide in Asia: Burma and Elsewhere"

Speaker: Magnus Fiskesjö, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University

December 3, 2015

Title: "From Planters to Planners: Rubber, Development, and War in Southern Vietnam, 1956 to 1975"

Speaker: Mitch Aso, Assistant Professor College of Arts and Sciences Department: History University at Albany, SUNY