1636 School of Social Work Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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How does the interdisciplinary study of human rights translate bodies as and into evidence? How are recent technological advances (in forensics, new media, and methods of quantification) transforming what counts as evidence? Going beyond a view of translation framed in terms of accuracy or equivalence, this symposium explores the relationship of bodies, evidence, and translation within the context of critical debates in human rights studies.
This symposium is part of the LSA Theme Semester on Translation, and is being co-organized by the International Institute and the Department of Comparative Literature.
9:15 AM Thomas Keenan
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature; Director, Human Rights Project,
Bard College, NYC
11 AM Patrick Ball
Chief Scientist and Vice President
Human Rights Program, Benetech
1 PM David Turnley
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer and Associate Professor, Photography
Residential College and School of Art and Design, University of Michigan
2 PM Vincanne Adams
Director, Medical Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
3:30 Inderpal Grewal
Chair and Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
Pamela Ballinger, Department of History, U-M
Ken Kollman, International Institute and Department of Political Science, U-M
Christi Merrill, Department of Comparative Literature, U-M
Yopie Prins, Department of Comparative Literature, U-M