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Talks and Conversations
Indigenous Experience at World’s Fairs
April 10, 2019
6:30–8 pm
Adults $8; Seniors/Students $5; Free for BGC Members
18 West 86th Street, Gallery

Indigenous Experience at World’s Fairs is a conversation featuring Lee D. Baker, Laura R. Graham, Russell Potter, and Aaron Glass.

Lee D. Baker is professor of cultural anthropology, sociology, and African and African American Studies at Duke University. His books include From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race 1896-1954, Life in America: Identity and Everyday Experience and Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture.

Aaron Glass is an associate professor at Bard Graduate Center focusing on various aspects of First Nations visual art and material culture, media, and performance on the Northwest Coast of North America, both historically and today. Themes recurring in his work include colonialism and Indigenous modernities, cultural brokerage and translation, the politics of intercultural exchange and display, discourses of tradition and heritage management, and cultural and intellectual property.

Laura R. Graham is professor of anthropology at The University of Iowa. Her current research focuses on politics of Indigenous representation to broad publics among Indigenous peoples of lowland South America, specifically Xavante of central Brazil and Wayuu of Venezuela and Colombia.

Russell Potter is an American writer and professor of english and media studies at Rhode Island College. His teaching areas are Victorian literature and visual culture, history of arctic exploration, history of media, hip-hop culture, linguistics, literary theory. He he is editor of the Arctic Book Review. His books include Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism and Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875 as well as a novel, Pyg: The Memoirs of a Learned Pig.

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