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Department of Anthropology Speaker Series Event - "You Should Forget Them: Refusal in a Space of (Social) Death"

Uptown Campus
Room 102, Dinwiddie Hall


Taking up various instances when the folks I worked with in Belo insisted on or enacted forgetting as the best way to relate to their deceased loved ones, this talk questions what kinds of embodied relating and understndings of the human forgetting calls up. It does so through staying with the tension between the urging to forget the dead I experienced in Belo and the forced forgetting that lies at the heart of trans-atlantic Black (social) death.


Event Description:

A talk sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and co-sponsored by the Tulane Anthropology Graduate Student Association and the Graduate Studies Student Association. Cory-Alice Andre-Johnson, cultural anthropologist and post-doctoral fellow in the Africana Studies Program will be presenting her research.

This event will include a brief post-talk reception (4:30 – 5) at the presentation site, followed by a private 30-minute Q&A session (5 – 5:30) between graduate students and Cory-Alice.

Graduate Studies Student AssociationSchool of Liberal ArtsAfricana Studies ProgramGraduate Studies Student Association

For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/9016758