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SAI Mary Keatinge Das Lecturer Series: A Talk by John Kelly

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus South Asia Institute Knox Hall, Room 208
A talk by John D. Kelly (University of Chicago)
"Nehru, Bandung, and the Fate of Highland Asia"

Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology

John Kelly is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, where he earned his Ph.D. He is the Interim Director of the South Asia Language and Area Center at Chicago, and served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology; and Master, Collegiate Division of the Social Sciences, Deputy Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, and Associate Dean of the College. Kelly has performed research in Fiji and in India on topics including ritual in history, knowledge and power, semiotic and military technologies, colonialism and capitalism, decolonization and diasporas. His publications include Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization, co-written with Martha Kaplan (2001), and the co-edited volume, Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency (2010). Kelly is working on two projects: Laws Like Bullets, with Martha Kaplan, on colonial lawgiving; and Technography: Sciences in the History of Cultures.
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