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Whiplash: Anthropology in/of Disaster (Dr. Yarimar Bonilla & Dr. Laurence Ralph)

We are pleased to announce our first public event with these two of anthropology’s most provocative thinkers! Please join us by registering here. When people register they receive the link automatically.

To prepare for the talk, the members of the Ethnography Workshop discussed the selected works listed below. We invite you to learn about the speakers’ work and to think with them about the current moment.

For Laurence Ralph:

  • Introduction and Appendix (on “ethnographic lettering”) from The Torture Letters (2020).
  • (optional) Part 1 “The Black Box” (pp.13-56)
  • A video produced from his book;

For Yarimar Bonilla:
The members of the Lab read two or more from the following four articles;


And viewed a documentary produced from her recently edited volume Aftershocks of Disaster:

Looking forward to meeting you all at 1:30 pm on September 7!

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