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UTEP’s Heyman to Speak at Anthropology Conference

Last Updated on April 02, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Originally published April 02, 2018

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

Josiah Heyman, Ph.D., director of UTEP’s Center for Inter-American and Border Studies and professor of anthropology, will deliver a plenary talk during the annual Society for Applied Anthropology Conference April 3-7, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Josiah Heyman
Josiah Heyman, Ph.D.

Heyman’s lecture, “The Edge at the Center: Power and Transformation Seen from the U.S.-Mexico Border,” will look at the development of the modern U.S.-Mexico border, how this unequal binational space produces opportunity with risk, the ways that the border is viewed reductively and fearfully from outside, the human realities that differ from that view, and the ways borderland residents forge new politics and visions of mutual relationship.  

The presentation is the conference’s Michael Kearney Memorial Lecture that celebrates the life and work of the late professor emeritus of anthropology from the University of California, Riverside.

Each year, the conference’s Lecture Committee selects an outstanding scholar whose presentation will explore the intersection of three themes – migration, human rights and transnationalism. These three themes were central to Kearney’s scholarship.