Mary E. Hatten, Ph.D. Frederick P. Rose Professor Head, Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology The Rockefeller University
"New Directions in CNS Neuronal Migration"
Mary E. Hatten, Ph.D.
Frederick P. Rose Professor,
Head, Laboratory of Developmental
The Rockefeller University
Rotonya Carr, MD
Biochemical Modulation of Nociceptive Circuits
Mark Zylka, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Physiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Monday, February 14, 2011
Class of 62 Lecture Hall
John Morgan Building
Charles Cantor, MD
Tijana Taliasman (NIH), "Elucidation of protein-protein interactions using nanobiology and super-resolution microscopy"
Sara Aton, UPenn
"Mechanisms for sleep-dependent plasticity in the cortex following visual experience"
Barchi Library (140 John Morgan Bldg)
Roger D. Weiss, MD, Harvard Med School/McLean Hospital, Div of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
"Results from the multi-site prescription opioid addiction treatment study"
Main Conference Room, 3900 Chestnut St
Please join us for the next installment of the Penn Anthropology Colloquium Series:
February 14th - 12pm: Didier Fassin Institute for Advanced Study Princeton University "Conspiracy Theories and the Frontiers of Truth"
Location: Penn Museum, Room 345 (entrance to the anthropology department is on the east side of the museum near the South Street Bridge)
We will be hosting a reception following the presentation in the Mosaic Hall of the museum
Didier Fassin is an anthropologist and a sociologist who has conducted field studies in Senegal, Ecuador, South Africa, and France. Trained as a physician in internal medicine and public health, he dedicated his early research to medical anthropology, illuminating important issues about the AIDS epidemic, social inequalities in health, and the changing landscape of global health. More recently, he has developed a new domain of inquiry he terms “political and moral anthropology,” analyzing the reformulation of injustice and violence as suffering and trauma, the expansion of an international humanitarian government, and the contradictions in the contemporary politics of life. His present project, a contribution to an anthropology of the state, explores the political and moral treatment of disadvantaged groups, including immigrants and refugees, through an ethnography of police, justice, and prison.
Series Theme: Frontiers
Frontiers emerge, advance, and recede all around us, and in varied forms. The frontier may indicate the unsettled or the “not yet” – a space of liminality where new identities, social systems, and concepts sit on the cusp of emergence. The frontier is a contested terrain of rupture and conflict, as with the frontiers of the expanding state or neoliberal market mechanisms. It can also be a place of hybridity, where seemingly rigid categories commingle and modify one another. Importantly for the social sciences and humanities, the frontier represents the moments where “imaginative projects” coalesce, as we attempt to rethink our methodologies and theoretical frameworks within these fluid spaces. What novel forms and social experiences are taking shape at the unsettled edges of phenomena such as new media, emerging markets, and interventions on the body? What disruptions and displacements unfold within these encounters? The Penn Anthropology Colloquium Series 2010-2011 features several innovative and interdisciplinary speakers who are addressing these questions through research along the diverse frontiers of the current moment, and reshaping their fields in the process.