Gehman Lecture

John Gehman was a sociocultural anthropologist who was one of the initial cohort of faculty in the department, and had taught undergraduates from the 1970s until his retirement in 2009 (shortly after which he passed away).   John Gehman inspired and guided students throughout their careers, and through this Lecture Series we honour him and the department’s commitment to the best undergraduate education possible.

Previous Speakers Include:

2021 - Dr. Nicholas Harney.  Crowds, Mobility & Governing Migrants 

2019 - Dr. Michael Cepek.  Standing with Oil: Anthropological Ehtics and Activism on an Amazonian Petro-Frontier

2018 - Dr. Jason De Leon.  Soldiers and Kings: Phtoethnographic Practice in the Context of SMuggling Across Mexico

2017 - Dr. Katja Neves.  Post-Normal Conservation: Reordering Biodiversity Governance

2016 - Dr. Heather Paxson.  The Life of Cheese: Negotiating the Values of an Unfinished Commodity