Saturday University with Naveeda Khan
River Life and Climate Change in Bangladesh
With a focus on silt islands that accrete and erode within the Jamuna River in Bangladesh, Naveeda Khan asks how do the poor make and re-make their lives on such shifting grounds? In this talk she will explore the ways the poor have found to exist, even flourish, in such a challenging setting. She will also explore how climate change is making its presence known within these lives.
About the Presenter:
Naveeda Khan is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She has published Muslim Becoming: Aspiration and Skepticism in Pakistan (2012) and edited several books and journal issues. She is currently working on a manuscript titled Towards a Romantic Anthropology: River Life and Climate Change in Bangladesh. Her new research will focus on changing notions of home in the aftermath of earthquakes with a focus on Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
Saturday University is held in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle University, and Elliott Bay Book Company.