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Sociology Seminar: An ethnography of academic circulations between India and Europe

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 -

The Department of Sociology invites you to a talk titled 'An ethnography of academic circulations between India and Europe: imaginaries, positionality and precarity in the making of contemporary social sciences' by Dr. Vinicious Kaue Ferreira, Assistant Professor, State University of Rio de Janeiro. Part of the Sociology Seminar series, the talk is scheduled on 16 September 2021 at 7:00 PM.

Although a vast scholarship has addressed the long and complex history of intellectual circulations between India and Europe, especially from the late 18th century on, the present forms of these circulations remain less attended. How do we study Indian social scientists building academic careers in the UK and Germany in the present time? From an anthropological point of view, the speaker addresses questions such as: how do institutions reinvent themselves in order to accommodate not only a colonial and postcolonial history in their narratives, but also these intellectuals in their departments and scientific agendas. Rather than a historical or a macro analysis, the speaker present an ethnographic account of these circulations, through a longue durée perspective, addressing issues such as imaginaries, sentiments of belonging, social inequalities constitutive of these networks, political subjectivities, and academic precarity.

About the Speaker
Dr. Vinicius Kaue Ferreira did his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France. He is the Editor of the journal Novos Debates of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology. He was a visiting scholar at the Center of South Asian Studies (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), Center for Modern Asian Studies (University of Göttingen, Germany) and CSDS, India. His research interests are in the fields of political anthropology of knowledge production, history of social sciences, and academic circulations.

Thursday 16, Sep 2021
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM