DISTINGUISHED LECTURE - The Stigmatization of Cousin Marriage in Nineteenth-Century America: Transforming the Political-Medical-Hereditary Contours of the National Body Politic

The Centre for Ethnography UTSC Annual Distinguished Lecture

Susan McKinnon

The Stigmatization of Cousin Marriage in Nineteenth-Century America: Transforming the Political-Medical-Hereditary Contours of the National Body Politic

Please join us on Wednesday March 27th, in MW170. There will be a reception prior to the talk at 5:30 pm. The talk will begin at 6:00 pm.

 

BIO

Susan McKinnon is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia. Her books include From a Shattered Sun: Hierarchy, Gender, and Alliance in the Tanimbar Islands and Neo-liberal Genetics: The Myths and Moral Tales of Evolutionary Psychology as well as the co-edited volumes, Relative Values: Reconfiguring Kinship Studies; Complexities: Beyond Nature and Nurture; and Vital Relations: Modernity and the Persistent Life of Kinship. She is currently working on a book about the cultural logic of cousin marriage and its prohibition in the United States.