Université de Strasbourg

Symposium - Bodily resistance. Embodying the border, facing the politics of alterity

April 5, 2023
From 09:30 until 16:15
Salle de conférence, MISHA, Strasbourg

This event brings together two of the most innovative anthropologists in the field, and marks the first collaboration between the new research unit LinCS (CNRS, University of Strasbourg) and the LAP - the Laboratory  of Political Anthropology (CNRS, EHESS). The event is co-organised by Jérôme Beauchez, 2019 USIAS Fellow, as part of his Fellowship project. 

Jason De León is an anthropologist, professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the departments of Anthropology and Chicana/o studies. He is affiliated with the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. In 2015, he published the award-winning book The Land of Open Graves. Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (University of California Press, California Series in Public Anthropology).

Niko Besnier is a socio-cultural and linguistic anthropologist. He has taught anthropology at Yale University, UCLA and the University of Amsterdam. From 2016 to 2019, he was Editor-in-Chief of American Ethnologist. Between 2012 and 2017, Niko Besnier led a project funded by the European Research Council entitled Globalization, Sports, and the Precarity of Masculinity.

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