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Sawchen Lecture: Dr. Kathryn Graber, “Mixed Messages: Mediating Native Belonging in Asian Russia”.
Join us on April 14, 2022 at 12:30 pm PT for the virtual Sawchen Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Kathryn Graber of Indiana University. This event is co-sponsored by the Eurasia Research Cluster, the Department of Anthropology and the Centre for European Studies, UBC.

Title: “Mixed Messages: Mediating Native Belonging in Asian Russia”

Abstract: Focusing on language and media in eastern Siberia, Mixed Messages (Cornell University Press, 2020) engages debates about the role of minority media in society, alternative visions of modernity, and the impact of media on everyday language use. The book demonstrates that language and the production, circulation, and consumption of media are practices by which residents of the region perform and negotiate competing possible identities. What languages should be used in newspapers, magazines, or radio and television broadcasts, and by whom? What kinds of publics are and are not possible through media? How exactly do discourses move into, out of, and through the media to affect everyday social practices? In this book talk, Kathryn Graber will address these questions through her ethnography of the Russian Federation’s Buryat territories, a multilingual and multiethnic region on the Mongolian border with a complex relationship to both Europe and Asia.

Bio: Kathryn E. Graber is associate professor of Anthropology and Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University Bloomington and is a linguistic and sociocultural anthropologist.

Please be advised that this event will be recorded. Attendees will be muted and have video automatically turned off. If you ask a question or otherwise participate in the session, be aware that your name may be visible on the recording. The telephone dial-in option is not available for this webinar. However, the recording will be made available on circle.ubc.ca after the live presentation, which is accessible through the CENES website at cenes.ubc.ca.

Apr 14, 2022 12:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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