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Political ecology and historical ethnography, Indigeneity, globalization, human rights, expressive culture; Southeast Asia, Northeastern North America, and Central America.
“Belated States & Plurinations: An Ethnographic Study of Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights Making in Cambodia.” Aims: to develop a replicable ethnographic and historiographic research design for studying basic human rights making within Indigenous contexts of self-determination and land rights, as articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Goals: to initially carry out pilot studies of Indigenous rights making in Cambodia and then beyond, using collaborative multi-sited ethnography to explicate the human rights gap between transnational rights discourses and local realities within Indigenous communities.
“Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination: Deskaheh and the League of Nations in the 1920s” - an archival and ethnographically-based study of Deskaheh’s attempt to attain international recognition and acceptance of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Grand River Territory as an independent nation-state and member of the League of Nations.
“Mush Hole Remembered: R. G. Miller” - ethnography and exhibit curation of the Indian residential school experience in Canada and its impact on Indigenous peoples in Canada, centering on the history, memory, and visual expression of an Indigenous Mohawk artist who spent 11 years as a student-inmate in the Mohawk Institute Indian residential school in Brantford, Ontario.
2012. Iroquois Art, Power, and History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
2012. “Iroquoian Religion in the Seventeenth Century,” in The Cambridge History of Religions in America: Volume I: Pre-Columbian Times to 1790, ed. by S. Stein. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2012. “From Spirit Forest to Rubber Plantation: The Accelerating Disaster of Development in Cambodia,” ASIANetwork Exchange (Spring 2012) 19(2):68-80.
2012. “Spirits of the Forest: Kuy Peoples Practice Spirit-Based Conservation, ” Cultural Survival Quarterly 36(2):24-27.
2008. Whitey And The Mush Hole: Reclaiming Lahiaaks. 36 min documentary video. Woodland Cultural Centre.
2007. "UN General Assembly Adopts the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 143-4." Anthropology News (48).
2006. Native Perspectives: George Longfish / Shelley Niro. Clinton, NY: Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College.1998. G. Peter Jemison: Iroquois Art. Howes Cave, NY: Iroquois Indian Museum.
April 22 3:30 pm
Marjorie Helen Stewart Speaker Series: Professor Robert J. Foster, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Rochester, will speak on "Adversaries into Partners? Brand Value, Consumer-Citizens, and the Coca-Cola Company," Edwards Hall, Room 103.
April 25, 7:30 pm
Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture: Professor Anthony Marcus, Dept. of Anthropology at John Jay College, CUNY, will speak on “Moral Panics: Youth, Sex and Forced Labor, Yesterday and Today,” New York Room, Cooper Hall