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“A Thousand Genocides Now”

Kamala Visweswaran
Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego
Date and Time: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 15:30

Department of Anthropology
Main Quad - Building 50
Room 51A (Colloquium Room)


What events define a genocide? What happens when an object of description cannot be tied to historical provenance or place of origin? What happens to description itself when it shadows the movement of this object across time and geographic space? This talk chronicles a changing object of description—genocide--and attempts, through the devices of  literary non-fiction, to track it across several narrative registers.