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.


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Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00am
Seattle University - Pigott Auditorium
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122