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Upcoming Talk by Kristen Graves on Monday, February 13, 2023

Garbage dump as a fieldwork site? Yes!
Come learn about Kristen Graves’ work at the Oaxaca City Garbage Dump.

Date: Monday February 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: AP330, Anthropology Building, 19 Ursula Franklin Street

** Lunch will be served. Please RSVP here:

Kristen Graves’ research focuses on the virtuosic listening skills enacted by a community that works in the garbage dump of Oaxaca, Mexico. Kristen’s Connaught-funded research explores the connections between this community’s sound knowledge, their everyday acts of publicly performed listening, and the impact of listening on individual and group identities. She is also an internationally touring folk singer who has performed with legends Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, and Peter Yarrow; and she helped build and is still closely involved with the non-profit organization Simply Smiles, which serves Indigenous children and families. &