Talks

SELECTED RECENT TALKS

  • “Short-term NGO-Based Internships in East Africa: Negotiating New Trends in Study Abroad, Student Zeal, and “Sustainable” Development,” with Jennifer Coffman (2nd author) at the American Anthropological Association meetings, Washington, DC, December 3-7, 2014.
  • The Changing Trajectories of Children’s Lives in Rural Kenya,” paper presented at the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group meeting in San Diego, CA, April 4-7, 2013.
  • Gerrymandering and Ethnic Politicking in Rural Kenya,” with Jennifer Coffman (2nd author) at the American Anthropological Association meetings, San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2012.
  • Voluntourism: Short-term Stakeholders Promoting the Right to ‘Sustainable Development’?,” with Jennifer Coffman (1st author) at the American Anthropological Association meetings, San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2012.
  • AIDS Activism in Uganda,” poster session at the American Ethnological Society meetings in New York, New York,  April 18-21, 2012.
  • “Whither the Orphans? Life Strategies of Youth in Rural Communities,” paper presented at the American Ethnological Society meetings in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 14-17, 2011.
  • “The Political Economy of Smallholder Agriculture,” paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Meetings, New Orleans, LA, November 17-21, 2010.
  • “The Reality of Patrilineality for Orphans in Rural Kenya,” African Studies Association Meeting in New Orleans, LA November 19-22, 2009.
  • “Studying the Victim/Survivor: The Contemporary Face of AIDS in Rural Kenya,” Bennington College Social Science Colloquium, April 27, 2009.
  • “Governing Kenya: Insights on Inclusion, Collaboration and Engagement from the 2007 Elections,” panelist at roundtable at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA November 19-23, 2008.
  • “Audience Reception of Ethnographic Film,” panelist at roundtable at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA November 19-23, 2008.
  • “Kuria Girls and the NGOs,” paper presented at the African Studies Association annual meeting in San Francisco, CA November 16-19, 2006
  • “Making the Cut: A Kenyan Community Confronts the Tradition of Female Circumcision.” University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, January 24, 2006.
  • “What Do Alternative Rites of Passage Alter?” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, November 30- December 4, 2005.
  • “The Abasomi (Readers) and Their World,” American Ethnological Society Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 7-10, 2005.
  • “The Costs of Free Education in Rural Kenya,” African Studies Association Meetings in New Orleans, LA, November 11-14, 2004.
  • “Genital Cutting as a Threshold in Identity Formation in Rural Kenya,” American Ethnological Society meeting in Atlanta, GA, April 23-25, 2004.
  • “New Developments in Family Relations in Kenya,“ Population Studies Research Institute, University of Nairobi, May 15, 2003.
  • “Building a House: A Grassroots Perspective on the Fertility Transition in Rural Kenya,” Society of Research on African Cultures 2002 International Conference, Montclair, New Jersey, November 7-9, 2002.

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