Engaging Vulnerability Research Seminar

Uppsala University
Schedule, Fall 2020

Time: Thursdays at 10.15-12.00
Venue: Campus Engelska parken, room ENG 3-2028
The seminars are conducted in English.
For more information and readings, contact mats.hyvonen@antro.uu.se
Previous seminar series:
Schedule, spring 2016
Schedule, fall 2016
Schedule, spring 2017
Schedule, fall 2017
Schedule, spring 2018
Schedule, fall 2018
Schedule, spring 2019
Schedule, fall 2019
Schedule, spring 2020
Thursday September 17, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028

Chris Meyns and Anyssa Neumann

EV’s new postdocs, Chris Meyns and Anyssa Neumann, present their research projects.

Thursday September 24, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028

Theme: COINCIDENCE, 1st seminar. Readings TBA.

[Research seminar in Cultural Anthropology] Wednesday September 30, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028

Kristian Sandbekk Norsted

Final review of Kristian Sandbekk Norsted’s dissertation manuscript. Invited examiner TBA.

Thursday October 8, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028

Responding through design. Personal reflections on vulnerability
Martín Ávila is a designer, researcher and Professor of Design at Konstfack (the School of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm, Sweden. Martin obtained a PhD in design from HDK (School of Design and Crafts) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The PhD work (Devices. On Hospitality, Hostility and Design), was awarded the 2012 prize for design research by The Swedish Faculty for Design Research and Research Education. His postdoctoral project Symbiotic tactics (2013-2016) has been the first of its kind to be financed by the Swedish Research Council. Martin’s research is design-driven and addresses forms of interspecies cohabitation. See also www.martinavila.com

Thursday October 22, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028

Alexander Sallstedt and Macario Lacbawan

Homecoming seminar for Macario Lacbawan and Alexander Sallstedt, EV doctoral students in Anthropology.

[Research seminar in Cultural Anthropology] Wednesday October 28, time and venue TBA

Adelaida Caballero

Final review of Adelaida Caballero’s dissertation manuscript. Invited examiner TBA.

[Research seminar in Cultural Anthropology] Wednesday November 4, time and venue TBA

Mirko Pasquini

Final review of Mirko Pasquini’s dissertation manuscript. Invited examiner TBA.

Thursday November 5, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028

Theme: COINCIDENCE, 2nd seminar. Readings TBA.

[The higher seminar in Rhetoric] Tuesday November 17, at 14.15-17.00, at the Department of Literature

Karl Ekeman

Karl Ekeman defends his Licentiate thesis.

Thursday November 12, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028

Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed, researcher at Department of Literature, Uppsala U. Seminar title TBA.

Thursday November 19, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028

Fear, anger and desire: Affect and the interactional intricacies of rape humor on a live podcast


Rickard Jonsson & Anna Gradin Franzén.
The aim of this prestation is twofold. Firstly, we present our thoughts on a research project, in the process of getting started, called Humor på allvar, where we investigate humor practices in educational settings. Here, a point of depature is to treat jokes, laughter and unlaughter as highly ambivalent practices that are deeply connected to social order (Billig, 2005). Secondly we will exemplify this point with a specific case of aggressive and sexist humor, enacted in an infamous episode of a Swedish podcast, that evoked strong public criticism and condemnation due to its rape humor. We illuminate the humor employed in the pod cast in terms of affect, desire and repression, and how taboo-breaking humor practices arouse both pleasure and fear among the pod cast participants.

Thursday December 3, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028

Theme: COINCIDENCE, 3rd seminar. Readings TBA.

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