News and Awards

March 28, 2023
Darryl Li

Tuesday, April 11, 2023


Foster 107

March 21, 2023
Ryan Cecil Jobson

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Anthropology Ryan Cecil Jobson is among the 2023 cohort receiving a

March 3, 2023
Prof. Shannon Dawdy

3CT’s Future Café series allows students in the College to theorize about the future in intellectually engaging, student-facilitated discussions

By Manny Adewale

March 2, 2023
Sarah Newman

Monday, March 6, 2023

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Department Events

April 10, 2023
Monday Seminar
Hearing Heat: An Anthropocene Acoustemology
Steven Feld | (VoxLox Media Arts)
April 17, 2023
Monday Seminar
The privatisation of ambition in China
Biao Xiang | (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)
April 24, 2023
Monday Seminar
Nancy Munn Memorial
May 1, 2023
Monday Seminar
On Planetarity
Dipesh Chakrabarty | (University of Chicago)
May 15, 2023
Monday Seminar
Michael Hathaway



Drawing on archival research and ethnographic fieldwork methods, Jing Lin's work investigates the ways in which religious symbols and ritual practices mediate everyday life in China. Lin has published papers on the linguistic and pragmatic features of Taoist talismans and incantations in the Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE), on Christian soundscapes in contemporary China, and she has worked on the audio dimensions of a documentary project concerning vehicular worlds in China. Lin's current work examines key thresholds of risk and uncertainty in Chinese social life, examining the contemporary efficacies of Taoist practices and the relevance of material culture in the ways people negotiate rites of passage.

Lin is an associate professor at Fujian Normal University and a visiting scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.

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