Re-Emergence and Return

March 23-25 2022

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The Medusa Graduate Conference is an annual event hosted by the Anthropology Graduate Student Union at the University of Toronto, St. George campus since 2011. Medusa is intended to provide both internal and external students with early-career conference and networking experience in a collegial and interdisciplinary environment. Generally, participants come from universities across eastern Canada and the United States, with many presenting their research for the first time. Medusa is an important plank of the AGSU’s mandate, and marks a highly anticipated event in the calendars of graduate students in our department and across the University of Toronto.

Re-emergence and Return

This theme corresponds to the uncertainty of and transformation to how ways of life can re-emerge and return in the current pandemic world. With the arrival of vaccines, we are disentangling a watershed of new ideas, encounters and adaptations that have come about in the pandemic, as well as its many losses, traumas, and tensions. We are at a moment between hopeful visions of a post-pandemic world and more critical visions of a neverending pandemic, with no normal to return to. Can it be said that there is a "post pandemic" world to which to return? What does "normalcy" mean? What is or will be the "new normal"?

 

 

Keynote Address by Tatiana Degai

March 23rd from 5:30-7:00 pm

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When
Mar 23, 12:00 p.m. – Mar 25, 5:00 p.m.
Where
Online Zoom Event

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KEYNOTE

3

DISCIPLINES

22

SPEAKERS

6

PANELS

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March

23 rd

WEDNESDAY

Opening Remarks 

12:00pm 

Panel 1 - Emerging Collaborations and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research

12:30-2:30pm

Presentations by

Melina Campos Ortiz

Hanna Ali 

Christopher Wai

Sasha Askaria

Chaired by Dr. Andrea Allen

 

Panel 2 -Returning Crisis, Futurity, White Supremacy, and Mutual Aid 

3:00-5:00pm
Presentations by 

Jade Crimson Rose Da Costa

Emre Keser

Raisa Masud

Ibtesum Afrin

Chaired by Dr. Tracy Galloway

Keynote Speech by Dr. Tatiana Degai

5:30-6:30pm


Q&A and meet and greet with Dr. Degai

6:30-7:00pm

24th

THURSDAY

 

 

 

Panel 3 - Changing Technologies and Techniques of Social Interactions

 

12:30-2:30pm
Presentations by 

Ana Sanchez-Bachman

Isabella Lucia Daniele

Maisha Mustanzir

Chair TBA

 

 

Panel 4 - Identity Formulations and Community-Building 

3:00-5:00pm
Presentations by 

Natacha Fournier 

Fanny Justine Marie Teissandier

Damian Arteca 

Chaired by Dr. Cati Coe

25th

FRIDAY

 

 

 

Panel 5 - World and Home Making; Storytelling

 

12:30-2:30pm

Presentations by

Anima Luise Gebele von Waldstein

ZHE (Zoe) Slusar

Sarah Chocano Barboza

Khando Langri

Chaired by Omar Ozcan

Panel 6 - Structures of Identity and Resistance

3:00-5:00pm
Presentations by 

Gabriele Praise Foerster

Sanghoon Oh

Chaired by Dr. Edward Swenson

 
 

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FULL ADDRESS

Anthropology Department

University of Toronto

19 Ursula-Franklin Street, Toronto ON, M5S 2S2

For any questions  contact: medusaconference@gmail.com

Conference Coordinator Chloe Wong-Mersereau