Akhil Gupta, “Infrastructure, Biopolitics, and Public Goods,” 3/14 at 4 p.m.

Posted on Mar 6, 2014
Akhil Gupta, “Infrastructure, Biopolitics, and Public Goods,” 3/14 at 4 p.m.

March 14, 2014│Sewell Hall 309│4:00 p.m. Akhil Gupta is a leading scholar in the anthropology of the state, postcolonialism, and development. His ethnographic research, primarily in rural India, and theoretical work have been widely influential on diverse areas of inquiry, including environmental anthropology, peasant studies, food and agricultural studies, and anthropological theory. His latest book, Red […]

Odds Against Tomorrow: A Book Review

Posted on Dec 23, 2013
Odds Against Tomorrow: A Book Review

It has been over 40 years since Royal Dutch Shell used scenario planning to envision, and to some extent prepare for, the 1973 oil embargo that sent global oil prices soaring. In the years since, scenario planning has gone mainstream in the business world as a way of imagining and acting in the face of […]

Sun Come Up: A Film Review by Trevor Durbin

Posted on Dec 3, 2013
Sun Come Up: A Film Review by Trevor Durbin

Sun Come Up is part of a much larger body of media that attempts to localize climate change for a global audience. What sets this short Academy Award® nominated documentary apart from most of its counterparts, however, is the emotional intensity with which its protagonists, and I imagine many viewers, experience deep anxiety, fear, passion, […]

A Cup of Coffee in Outer Space: A brief interview with Valerie Olson

Posted on Nov 4, 2013
A Cup of Coffee in Outer Space: A brief interview with Valerie Olson

With so much attention to large-scale anthropogenic impacts on the environment, it is easy to forget that human presence is still marginal