AIBS Seminar Series

Lectures in 2013:

Date: April 12th, 2013
Topics: Measuring Maternal Capacities in Bangladesh: The Use of Cognitive Testing in Questionnaire Development”; "Public Secrets: Representation and Community Among the Khasi of Bangladesh"
Speakers: Ms. Amanda Zongrone, PhD Candidate at the Cornell University & AIBS Fellow; Mr. Matthew Rich, PhD Candidate at the University of Chicago & AIBS Fellow.

Date: March 31st, 2013
Topic: Gender, Wealth and Prosperity: Cross Border Labour Migration in Question
Speaker: Ms. Therese Blanchet


Lectures in 2012:

Date: November 21st, 2012
Topic: Transferring training to practice: Improving primary school teaching in Bangladesh
Speaker: Ms. Amy Moyer, AIBS Fellow, PhD Candidate at Lehigh University, USA and Program Coordinator at Center for International Education at Northampton Community College, USA

Date: June 20th, 2012
Topic: Trading Health: Medicine, Biodiversity, Natures, and the Poor in Nepal
Speaker: Dr. Mary Cameron, Professor of Anthropology at the Florida Atlantic University & CAORC Multi-Country Fellow
Abstract     Dr. Cameron's Bio

Date: January 14th, 2012
Topic: The Spatial Determinants of Living on Moving Land: Some Perspectives from the Chars of Shirajgonj
Speaker: Naveeda Khan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University and the AIBS Fellow
Abstract:In this talk I aim to introduce the various strands of my research conducted with the sponsorship of the AIBS into the experience of weather among char dwellers in Shirajgonj.  My particular focus will be on the vectored nature of two kinds of strategies by which to abide by river erosion, specifically land tenure and housing design, to explore how char dwellers accommodate the possibility of an uncertain future within the ways in which they set up land contracts and build their homes.  My larger interest is in exploring how the movements of land is structured within agricultural and gardening practices and social institutions.

Date: January 4th, 2012
Topic: Studying Child Gender Preference in Matlab Thana: A report from the field
Speaker: Roslyn S. Fraser, PhD Student at the University of Missouri, Columbia and the AIBS Fellow

Prior Lectures