Michael Herzfeld

Michael Herzfeld, Ernest E. Monrad Professor emeritus of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, will be joining the UCI Department of Anthropology as a Distinguished Visitor in residence for winter quarter. 

An internationally recognized scholar, he holds multiple honorary degrees and prestigious awards, including an induction to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of 11 books, 2 films, and numerous other publications in areas as diverse as urban anthropology, visual anthropology, semiotics, social theory, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

During his quarter in residence, Herzfeld will offer public talks, workshops, and seminars in the Department of Anthropology and other centers throughout campus. In addition, he will teach a mini-seminar on “Crypto-Colonialism” (Anthro 289, 1 credit), open to graduate students from all departments by enrollment only, which will meet 12:00-2:00 p.m. on January 12, February 2, and March 2.

Details of upcoming talks and events will follow. For questions, please contact Lilith Mahmud (lmahmud@uci.edu), UCI anthropology professor.



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