Summer Book Club

Most sessions will start at 2pm, with the exception of June 11th and June 25th at 3pm, via Zoom. PDFs of the reading materials are available upon request; please email or

Join Zoom Meeting ID – 983 2421 2457:

May 28th: Prof. Rob Weller

Anna Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World 

June 11th @ 3pm: Prof. Chris Schmitt

Contagion (film directed by Steven Soderbergh) and Laurie Garrett’s The Coming Plague, chapters 6, 9, 14, and 17

June 25th @ 3pm: Prof. Ayse Parla

Jason de Leon’s Land of Open Graves 

July 9th: Prof. Joanna Davidson

Charles Briggs Tell Me Why My Children Died

July 23rd:  Prof. Chris Schmitt

Octavia Butler’s Dawn and a series of short articles that will be pre-circulated about the way biological anthropology has engaged with race and biological variation.

August 6th: Prof. Merav Shohet

Lisa Stevenson’s Life Beside Itself

August 20th: Prof. Kimberly Arkin

Lucas Bessire’s Behold the Black Caiman