Chowdhury teaches courses on the anthropology of natural wealth, cultures of money, modernity and media in South Asia, Subaltern Studies, and affect in late capitalism. In this talk, she will discuss the premise that the crowd is the primary bearer of political messages in the global south. Based on anthropological research on three distinct popular mobilizations in rural and urban Bangladesh, it argues that resource and democracy have become two exemplary sites of anticipatory politics in the global south. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.
Paper presentation: The Body of the Crowd, with Nusrat Chowdhury
When: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm