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Monday, January 29, 2018

Comics as Feminist Intervention: The reading and making of 'Lissa: a graphic novel about medical promise, friendship, and revolution

Lecture | January 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 204 Wheeler Hall


Sherine Hamdy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


'Lissa' debuted as the first book in a new series of ethnoGRAPHICs, combining anthropological insight with comics form.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Gendered Politics of Socialist Consumption in North Korea, 1953-1965

Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Andre Schmid, University of Toronto

Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


How was ‘proper’ consumption conceived in the newly emergent socialist order of North Korea? Despite the desire of the Party-state to represent a population united around the Kim family and the (not unrelated) tendency of foreign observers to see North Korea as an extreme case of totalitarianism, there was in fact no straightforward answer to this question in the early postwar years.