Talks

Upcoming:

In Nov. 2022, I will present a talk, “‘I Dream of Cabo Verde Every Night Now:’ Reflections from Writers in the Diaspora,” at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Society (in a Presidential invited Session) in Seattle.

Recent:

On April 25, 2022, I presented a talk on “Africa across the Seder Table” for the Santa Fe Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture now lives online at the Jewish Learning Channel in two parts.

Part 1 — “Jewish History of Cape Verde” — is here.

Part 2 — “Judaism and Cabo Verdeans Today” — is here.

In November 2022, I presented several talks virtually at the (hybrid-format) 120th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in November (17-21, 2022).

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Wed., Nov. 17th 12 noon – 1:45 pm:

Session: Challenging the Typical Menstrual Experience: Inter-subdisciplinary Approaches to the Anthropology of Menstruation

I chaired this session, an online-only Roundtable, oganized by Maura Stephens-Chu.

Wed., Nov. 17th — 2:15 – 4:00 pm:

Session: Kinship Obligations in Reverse I: Relationship Dramas organized by Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg

My talk: “Ruptured Families, Reconstructed Lives: Women’s Stories from Cape Verde

Wed., Nov. 17th — 4:30 – 6:15 pm:

Session: Kinship Obligations in Reverse II: Conflicts Over Care

I chaired this session, organized by Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg.

Fri., Nov. 19th — 2:00 – 3:45 pm:

Session: “The Responsibility to Reciprocate: Compensation and Collaboration in Fieldwork Encounters
I served as Discussant in this session (along with Carolyn Rouse), which was organized by Michelle C. Johnson and Edmund Q. Searles.

On October 28, 2021, I presented a (virtual) talk, “What’s Wrong with Attachment Theory? Perspectives from the West African Rain Forest,” to Mamada: Science-Based Parenting (Israel).

On May 25, 2021, I presented a (virtual) talk, “Global Perspectives on Sustainable Menstrual Experience,” for the online conference, “Greening the Red: A Summit on Sustainable Menstruation.

On Feb. 3, 2021, I presented a (virtual) talk, “Where Have All the Babies Gone? An Anthropology of Child Development,” to the Children & Childhood Research Seminar at Manchester Metropolitan University. Video file available here.

  • On Nov. 7, 2020, I conducted an online conversation with Sophia Balakian on “A Childcare Crisis—What the Pandemic Reveals: A Conversation with Alma Gottlieb,” at the (virtual) 119th Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association.
  • On March 12, 2020, I presented a joint, online reading and talk (via Zoom) with Philip Graham on “Braiding Worlds” for the “Snug Harbor” reading series in Brussels, on April 9th (rescheduled from March 12th, 2020).
  • On Nov. 22, 2019, I presented a talk on “Negotiating Afro-Jewish Identity in the Cabo Verdean Diaspora,” 62nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (Boston), November 22, 2019.
  • On May 19, 2019, I presented a talk on “What’s in a Name? A Case Study of (Re)discovering Jewish Identity on (and off) an Unlikely African Archipelago,” New York Jewish Genealogical Society (Center for Jewish History/American Sephardi Foundation).

          

                Online announcements of the talk here and here.

  • On May 21, 2019, I presented a talk, “Pour une Anthropologie de « l’Instinct maternel » ” [“Toward an Anthropology of the ‘Maternal Instinct'”], University of Lausanne (Switzerland).
  • On April 4, 2019, I presented a guest lecture (with Philip Graham), on “Mad to Be Modern” (from Braided Worlds) at Pomona College (Claremont, CA), in “Culture and Mental Health” (Prof. Tobias Hecht).
  • On April 3, 2019, I presented a guest lecture on The Afterlife is where We Come from at Pomona College (Claremont, CA), in “Intro. to Cult. Anth.” (Prof. Tobias Hecht).
  • On April 3, 2019, I presented a talk at Pitzer College (Claremont, CA) on “An Anthropological Perspective on the ‘Maternal Instinct,'” April 3, 2019.
  • On April 2, 2019, I presented a guest lecture on “Ethical Issues in Ethnographic Fieldwork” at Pitzer College (Claremont, CA), in “Field Methods in Anthropology” (ANTH 105) (Prof. Claudia Strauss.
  • On March 14, 2019, I presented a talk on “A Woman I Admire: Margaret Mead,” to the World Affairs Council of Rhode Island (Providence, RI).
  • On Oct. 10, 2018, I presented a talk on “Grad Student-Moms: Challenges, Strategies,”  to the Brown University Grad Student Parents Group (Providence, RI).
  • On Sept. 27, 2018, I presented a talk on “Africa across the Seder Table,” New Mexico Jewish Historical Society (Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe).
  • On June 28, 2018, I presented a talk on “Cape Verdeans with Jewish Heritage: Stories of Long Ago and Today” at the Uphams Corner Branch Public Library in Dorchester (Boston), MA.
  • On June 4, 2018, I presented a lecture on “Anthropological Writing for a Broad Readership” at Sofia University (Bulgaria).
  • On April 6, 2018, I presented a lecture on “The New Childhood Studies: Reflections on Some Recent Collaborations between Anthropologists and Psychologists” at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guanghzou (China).
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  • On December 1, 2017, I presented a talk on “Family Matters: Re-Examining Children in Anthropological Fieldwork and Careers” at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C.
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  • On March 9, 2017, I presented a talk, “Raising a World of Babies; or, Promoting the Lessons of Ethnography Creatively in the Age of Trump,” at the University of Illinois/Dept. of Anthropology in Urbana, IL.
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  • On April 21, 2016, I presented the Getlin Lecture on “Crossing Religious Borders: Jews and Cape Verde” to the Dept. of Anthropology and the Dept. of Religious Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
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  • On Dec. 16, 2015, I presented an invited talk (with Philip Graham) on “Tasting Culture, Writing Rhythm, Dreaming Worlds: Where Literature and Anthropology Meet, in Parallel Worlds and Braided Worlds” to the African Studies Research Centre at University College London (London), 5:30-7 pm, in the IAS Common Ground Room.
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You can listen to the talk here.

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  • On Oct. 20-23, 2015, I presented a talk (with Nicole Tami) on “Can Single Mothers Get through Graduate School? Mentoring ‘Private’ Challenges into Public Successes,” at the 8th Annual Conference on Mentoring, University of New Mexico/The Mentoring Institute in Albuquerque, NM.
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  • On June 12, 2015, I presented a talk on “Jewish Cape Verdeans? Putting African Studies and Jewish Studies into Conversation” at the 1st International Conference on Cape Verdean Studies, Bridgewater State University/Pedro Pires Institute for Cape Verdean Studies in Bridgewater, MA.A Speaking at 1st Annual CV Studies Conf, Bridgewater State U, 6-12-15
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  • On May 13, 2015, I presented a talk on “Crossing Afro-Religious Borders: Jewish Cape Verdeans” to the Red Lion Seminar, organized jointly by the African Studies programs of Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.
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  • On March 3, 2015, I guest-taught a course on “Anthropological Theory” (Prof. David McConnell) at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH.
  • On March 3, 2015, I guest-taught course on “Shamanism and Healing” (Prof. Pam Frese) at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH.
  • On March 2, 2015, I presented a lecture on “Deconstructing the Notion of ‘Education’: A View from the West African Rain Forest” as the biennial community-wide, endowed Stieglitz Memorial Lecture at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH.
  • On March 2, 2015, I guest-taught course on “Doing Feminist Research: Theory and Practice” (Prof. Debotri Dhar) at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH.
  • On Feb. 20, 2015, I presented a talk on “Jewish Cape Verdeans? Putting Jewish Studies and African Studies into Conversation” at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research in Albuquerque, NM.
  • On Dec. 5, 2014, I presented a talk on “Crossing Religious Borders: Jews and Cabo Verdeans” at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C.
  • On Dec. 5, 2014, I was a discussant for a session on “Fieldwork at the End of the Day” (organizer: Susan Kenyon), an invited session of the Association of Senior Anthropologists, at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C.
  • On Nov. 17, 2014, I was a discussant for a talk presented by Bruno Nettl on “Remarks on the Diaspora of Musicology,” Conference on “Music, Jews & Globalization,” at the Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • On Oct. 25, 2014, I presented a talk on “Passover, African Style: (Re-)Exploring History, (Re-) Forging Identity at a Joint Seder among Cape Verdeans and Jews in Boston” at the 9th Annual Meeting of the American Portuguese Studies Association in Albuquerque, NM.
  • On Sept. 17, 2014, I presented a talk on “Crossing Afro-Religious Borders: Jewish Cape Verdeans” to the Center for African Studies, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, IL.
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  • On March 12, 2010, I presented a talk on “First Acts of Violence: Reflections on Breastfeeding and Enemas in West Africa” at a conference on Childhood and Violence: International and Comparative Perspectives, Economic and Social Research Council Seminar Series (Birkbeck College) in London.  You can listen here.