Assistant Professor of Anthropology
"Let Us Make God Our Banker'
Ethics, Temporality, and Agency in a Ugandan Orphanage"
Monday, February 18, 2013, 3:30 pm Haskell 315
Here is some background information
BA 2002 UC Berkeley (Anthropology)
PhD 2010 UC Berkeley/San Francisco (Medical Anthropology)
Dissertation: The Ethics of Inequality: Charity, Sustainable Development, and the Problem of Patronage in Central Uganda
Interests: Development, humanitarianism, ethics and morality, anthropology of religion, kinship, medical anthropology; Sub-Saharan Africa, Ireland.
nd Having People, Having Heart: Catholic Charity, Sustainability, and Problems of Dependence in Central Uganda. (under contract w/ U Chicago Press).
nd "Let Us Make God Our Banker: Ethics, Temporality, and Agency in a Ugandan Convent." (under review)
2011 "Protecting Children, Preserving Families: Moral Conflict and Actuarial Science in a Problem of Contemporary Governance," Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 34(1): 33-50.
2010 " 'You Aren't the First and You Won't Be the Last': Reflections on Moral Change in Contemporary Rural Ireland," Anthropological Theory 10(3): 1-16.