Shannon Lee Dawdy

Shannon Lee Dawdy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago. Her work combines archaeological, archival, and ethnographic methods, as exemplified by her newly published book Patina: A Profane Archaeology (Spring 2016, U of C Press), based on archaeology and interviews conducted with survivors of Hurricane Katrina. While past projects have focused on colonialism and informal economies, newer work has moved towards object ontologies and temporality.




 Apr 03, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Join us for a screening and conversation with recent Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellows Shannon Lee Dawdy (UChicago Department of Anthropology) and filmmaker Daniel Zox, moderated by Andrea Ford (UChicago Department of Anthropology), that will explore contemporary American attitudes towards death, the body, and different forms of life as they relate to their documentary short, I Like Dirt.