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SAI Distinguished Lecturer Series: A Talk by William T. S. Mazzarella

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus South Asia Institute Knox Hall, Room 208
A talk by William T. S. Mazzarella (Chicago)
"Remembering the Defacers: Buzz Control at Miss World 1996"

Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology

William Mazzarella is Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. He earned his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. Mazzarella writes and teaches on mass media, globalization, public culture and consumerism, critical theory, commodity aesthetics, and post-coloniality in contemporary India. His publications include Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contemporary India (2003) and the edited volume Censorship in South Asia: Cultural Regulation from Sedition to Seduction (2009). His current project is entitled Censorium: Cinema and the Open Edge of Mass Publicity.
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