UCL Anthropology


Democratic Cultures Research Program

Thursdays 11:00 -13:00
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, UCL Anthropology

Autumn 2014

2 October 2014
Professor Paul Brass (Washington University, Seattle)
Comparing criminal politics across Uttar Pradesh, North India

Chair: Lucia Michelutti (UCL)

9 October 2014
Anastasia Piliavsky (Cambridge University)
Elective aristocracy or representative democracy the Indian way

Chair: Professor James Manor (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

23 October 2014
Sucha Singh Gill (Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development - CRRID, Chandigarh)
Elections, economy in Punjab, North India

Chair: Nicolas Martin (UCL)

30 October 2014
Alexander Kupatadze (St Andrews University)
Organized crime and the state in post-Soviet Eurasia

Chair: Lucia Michelutti (UCL)

13 November 2014
S.V. Srinivas (Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore)
Spectatorship as political action in a functioning democracy: evidence from film and television

Chair: David Picherit (CNRS, Paris)

20 November 2014
Katy Gardner (London School of Economics)
Traffic! On the everyday politics of blockages, stoppages and jams in Bangladesh

Chair: Ashraf Hoque (UCL)

27 November 2014
Talk 1: Naeem Shakir (Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan)
Democratic culture, crime and justice in Pakistan

Talk 2: Nida Kirmani (LUMS, Lahore)
'They have made us terrified': The gendered negotiation of multiple fears in Lyari, Karachi

Chair: Paul Rollier (UCL)

4 December 2014
Federico Varese (University of Oxford)
Organized crime and democracy

Chair: Lucia Michelutti (UCL)

10 December 2014
VENUE: Oxford University - Wolfson College TIME: 16.00 - 18.30

Key note lectures by:
Avinash Mishra (JNU, Delhi) The battle for land in Bihar
Prem Shankar Jha (Managing Editor of Financial World) The criminalisation of Indian Politics
Chair: Barbara Harriss-White (Oxford)

Organizer: Lucia Michelutti

Enquiries: L.Michelutti@ucl.ac.uk and Pascale.Searle@ucl.ac.uk