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GSAA Visual Anthropologist Talk

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 4:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: 4012 Smith Lab

Cost: Free

Please join theGraduate Students of Anthropology Association for a showing of Professor Sydney Silverstein's new ethnographic film and a Q+A session with her in 4012 Smith Lab on February 2, 2023 from 4:15-6:00pm. Free pizza and soda will be served!

Sydney Silverstein is an anthropologist and filmmaker with a mixed-methods, multimedia research practice. Her newest film explores narratives surrounding reenactment and recovery in a Peruvian drug rehabilitation center. The film captures the tensions, complications, and emotions which surround drug addiction and recovery. Her research examines the War on Drugs—its origins, is multiple social realities, and its consequences. Situated at the intersection of medical anthropology, political economy, and visual anthropology, her scholarship explores the diverse social worlds that come together around the production, circulation, use, and policing of illicit drugs. She conducts research and makes films in both Peru and North America on topics as diverse as coca cultivation, drug overdose prevention, addiction treatment and recovery, and the role of the criminal justice system in managing substance use disorders.

Sydney is currently an Assistant Professor at the Center for Interventions, Treatment, and Addictions Research (CITAR) in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University. Join us for a showing of Dr. Silverstein's new ethnographic film and Q+A!



If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Andrew Mitchel at or 917-696-6754. Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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