Past event


Karrabing Film Collective member and Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Columbia University, Elizabeth Povinelli will show images, and read from and discuss her new book The Inheritance. The graphic memoir centers on a young girl growing up in Louisiana during the ’60s and ’70s in the midst of racial desegregation, under the shadow  of her family’s fraught relationship to their ancestral Alpine village. The Inheritance juxtaposes hand-drawn, montaged historical images and personal reflection to recreate the frictions of social memory and to make explicit the obscured social logics that define our individual and collective pasts and futures.

Povinelli’s work focuses on developing a critical theory of late liberalism that would support an anthropology of the otherwise.