Cultural Anthropologist Michael Taussig to Speak at Buffalo State April 10

Michael Taussig, professor of anthropology at Columbia University, will Michael Taussigpresent the lecture “When the Sun Goes Down: A Pre-Copernican Turn of Remembrance” on Friday, April 10, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College.

Taussig is one of today’s most distinguished voices in cultural anthropology. His work combines aspects of ethnography, storytelling, and social theory. He is the author of nine books, including, Law in a Lawless Land (2005), My Cocaine Museum (2004), and Shamanism, Colonialism and the Wild Man (1991). His most recent work is What Color Is the Sacred? (2009).

This event, sponsored by Residence Life, is free and open to the public. Contact Allen Shelton, associate professor of sociology, for more information. This lecture is part of the “Ethnographic Dreamworlds” lecture series, which runs through April.