JCI Lecture Series
Faye Ginsburg - "The Canary in the Gemeinschaft: Jews, Disability and Film
Date: October 19, 2009
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Lassere Building, Room 104, 6333 Memorial Road
All are welcome
Faye Ginsburg is the David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology at New York University where she is also the Director of the Center for Media, Culture and History and co-Director of the NYU Council for the Study of Disability. An author, activist and occasional filmmaker, she has published four books, and is currently completing one called Mediating Culture: Indigenous Media in a Digital Age. Her current research focuses on questions of disability, the life course, and cultural innovation, for which she has received funding from the Spencer Foundation. She is recipient of multiple awards including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim, and grants from the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, as well as the Pew Charitable Trusts. She is also founder of a new experimental project that brings young adults with Learning Disabilities into the university, and is a Vice President of the Dysautonomia Foundation.
The JCI Lecture Series is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, The Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing, and the Department of Anthropology.