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BARD COLLEGE TO HOST TALK ON THE CULTURAL AND POLITICAL IMPACTS OF COLONIALISM AND EMPIRE ON MAY 12

Darren O'Sullivan
845-758-7649
osulliva@bard.edu
05-02-2003

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Monday, May 12, Bard College will host a talk by Ann Stoler, a professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan. Her talk, "Love Letters in Colonial Exile: Family Estrangements and the Distortions of Empire," is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation and the Anthropology, Human Rights, and Gender Studies Programs at Bard College. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place in room 102 of the Olin Humanities Building from 6 to 8 p.m.

Stoler's extensive research in colonial studies, anthropology, and history have been crucial in demonstrating the profound effects of colonialism on different aspects of culture and their reverberating impact in postcolonial contexts today. Her talk at Bard will focus on the letters exchanged between a young woman who lived in Holland and her father, who worked as a colonial officer in the Indies. The letters reveal the complex social and political relations between parenting and colonial rule. Stoler is a professor of anthropology, history, American culture, and women's studies at the University of Michigan. She has received numerous special honors and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Harry Benda Book Award in Southeast Asia Studies from the Association of Asian studies. She has a B.A. in anthropology from Barnard College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from Columbia University.

For further information about the talk, contact Bard in China at 845-758-7388 or gould@bard.edu.

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(4.29.03)

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This event was last updated on 05-02-2003