Fifth Annual Conference on Semiotic Anthropology, May 4th, 2018  

2018 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FRIDAY, May 4th


8:00 – 8:30 am   Coffee and light breakfast

PANEL: MEDIA INTERVENTIONS

 

8:30 – 9:00 am

Tri Phuong, Yale University
Fish or Formosa? Digital activism, environmental movement and social protest in contemporary Vietnam

9:00 – 9:30 am

Yalong Chen, University of Pennsylvania
Individualistic nationalism in online protest in China

9:30 – 10:00 am

Nooshin Sadeghsamimi, University of Pennsylvania
The voicing structure of silence

Discussant: David Fossum, University of Pittsburgh

PANEL: MAKING INEFFABLES REAL

10:15 – 10:45 am

George Bayuga, Yale University
Between piety and sincerity: Doubt as a condition of missionary faith for Chinese sisters

10:45 – 11:15 pm

Justin Clapp, University of Pennsylvania
Reckoning with medical decision making: semiotic anthropology on new (but familiar) terrain

11:15 – 11:45 am

Elliot Prasse-Freeman, Harvard University
Taking rights seriously or taking rights, seriously? ontologies in two speech communities’ rights discourses

11:45-12:15 pm

Ferhan Tunagur, University of PennsylvaniaWhere do “seconds” come from?

Discussant: Becky Schulthies, Rutgers University

 

12:30 – 1:30 pm   Lunch

 

PANEL: REIMAGINING CULTURE

 

1:30-2:00 pm

Peter Chung, Yale University
Tweeting the brand persona

2:00-2:30 pm

Sharon Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania
Mate and the mahjar: A South American commodity becomes a Levantine social emblem

2:30-3:00 pm

Becky Schulthies, Rutgers University
A raciolinguistics of writing

3:00-3:30 pm

Sarah Carson, University of Pennsylvania
Woman leaders in the neoliberal imaginary
Discussant: Justin Clapp, University of Pennsylvania

3:45-4:00 COFFEE BREAK

PANEL: FASHIONING PERSONAE

4:00-4:30 pm

David Fossum, University of Pittsburgh
Copyright, Folklore, and The Semiotics of Creativity in Turkey

4:30-5:00 pm

Karelle Hall, Rutgers University
Plurilingualism on the Chesapeake Nanticoke and Lenape traditional futures

5:00-5:30 pm

Gabrielle Cabrera, Rutgers University
The Semiotics of Survival and Ethnographic Refusal

5:30-6:00 pm

Marc Perlman, Brown University
Lang ideology as Cultural Model


Discussant: Kristina Nielsen, University of Pennsylvania

 

6:30-9:00 pm   Dinner