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Anthropology Colloquium: Rebekah Ciribassi

Friday, April 9, 2021 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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"Fierce Blood and Gentle Genes: Sickle cell disease and the making of intergenerational bodies in Tanzania."


Rebekah Ciribassi is a PhD candidate in the Anthropology Department and a 2020-2021 Graduate Fellow at the Society for Humanities. Her dissertation research, sited in mainland Tanzania and the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, is on sickle cell disease, the temporalities of genetic inheritance, and the politics of time. This talk especially presents the ethnographic material from one chapter of the dissertation. It focuses on the ontological weight of naming, arguing that names represent a mode of embodying intergenerational time.


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