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When Mar 05, 2014
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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Life (Un) Ltd Speaker Series

The Gender of the Number, the Gender of the Card: 

On the (Im)materiality of Governance and Biometric Identity in India

Lawrence Cohen 

Join us for a lecture featuring Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley.

TIME: 4 to 6 pm

DATE: March 5, 2014

PLACE: Public Policy 2355

ORGANIZED BY: UCLA Center for the Study of Women

COSPONSORS: UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA Center for India and South Asia, UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, and UCLA Department of Anthropology

Lawrence Cohen is a Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies and the co-director of the Medical Anthropology Program. His research in South Asia has included the following: aging, postcoloniality, and rhetorics of family decline; Ayurveda and its contemporary transformations; the popular folklore of Ganesh; and AIDS prevention and the emergence of kothi identities. His award-winning book No Aging in India: Alzheimers, the Bad Family, and Other Modern Things, appeared in 1998. He is currently writing a book on homosexuality, politics, and commodity aesthetics, and on renal transplantation, the Indian market in organs, and the relation of the operation to modernity and development more generally.