Friday Bulletin November 21, 2017

Published: January 6th, 2018

Category: Department Updates, Friday Bulletin, News



Graduate Student Chris Clukay:

Meeting with Ted Yoho and NSF recipients that Chris Clukay presented at – page of the Alligator about the meeting and quoting Chris asking Yoho about the proposed tax on grad student stipends and tuition waivers –


An article that Dr. Warren and and Kate Kolpan wrote that concerns the Pound lab was recently published.

Upcoming Events

Please join us for a WORKSHOP with Katrien Pype, professor of Anthropology at Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and author of The Making of the Pentecostal Drama, on Monday 27 November, 4-6 PM in the Indaba Seminar Room on the 4th floor of Grinter.

Pype is a major specialist in the anthropology of Kinshasa and DRCongo and a highly creative innovator in the new field of media anthropology.

The WORKSHOP FORMAT means that all participants should strive to familiarize themselves with Pype’s work before coming to the workshop.

The FOCUS on the workshop will be a work-in-progress, an article that Prof. Pype is still refining for publication. Thus our comments, suggestions, and criticisms will matter.

The Image & Text Working Group which is sponsoring this event is VERY pleased to announce that Professor Richard Kernaghan of UFL’s Anthropology Department will serve as DISCUSSANT. He will open the WORKSHOP with at 4 p.m. with about 10 minutes of critical comments. Katrien Pype will then be given about 10 minutes to reply, before we open up the session from more questions and comments from the audience. During this process, Pype will also show a few slides that complement the piece.

Four papers are available for reading and perusing in advance.

Please send an email to shahreenzaman@UFL.EDU if you would like to receive a link for these papers. in progress.Interference,Hotspots & Phonie Cabins

02.Pype.2016.Chronotopes of Media in Africa

03.Pype.2016.JRAI.Not like a Motorola & Mobile Phone Practices

04.Pype.2015.Ethnos.Dead Media Objects & Kinshasa’s Old Aged

We recommend that everyone familiarize themselves with the WORKING PAPER (01), and also read the short theoretical/methodological piece she co-authoried on CHRONOTOPES (02). 

Those fond of mobile phones, outdated media technologies, and geriatric anthropology also have 03 and 04 to check out and read.

This event is brought to you by CAS’s Image-Text Working Group, organized by Apollo Amoko, Nancy Hunt, Alioune Sow, and Luise White.

All participants are invited to join us at Public & General for a — Dutch Treat — drink and bite.

Prof. Pype will be in town the entire week. If you would like to meet with her, please contact Nancy Hunt,


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