Humanities Research Colloquium presents ‘Advocacy Within Violence and Vulnerability,’ Feb. 8

The Humanities Research Colloquium will host its next seminar on Monday, Feb. 8, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. via Microsoft Teams.  

Dr. Jesse Cheng, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, will present “Advocacy Within Violence and Vulnerability.” The session will focus on the practical challenge of conducting advocacy/ethnography with members of precarious populations who may be hostile to engagement with fieldwork. Drawing from his experience as an anthropologically-trained criminal defense lawyer specializing on death penalty cases in the United States, Dr. Cheng seeks to (re)define the ethnographer’s expectations of what constitutes efficacy when working alongside bodies both violent and vulnerable. 

To register, email Dr. Melissa Ganzassociate professor of English.