My Father’s Wars: An Intimate Ethnography of Exile, Migration, and the Violence of a Century
From Humanities Center
Professor of Anthropology
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City of University of New York
Dr. Alisse Waterston presents a dramatic personal story, part memoir and part social history, which suggests large questions about the dramatic forces of history, the experience of exile and immigration, the legacies of culture, and the enduring power of memory. Waterston engages in difficult topics by means of intimate ethnography that can serve as a meaningful way to think about, reflect upon, and even embrace painful histories—one's own and that of others. She is author of six books, served as editor of North American Dialogue, and founding editor of Open Anthropology. Join Professor Alisse Waterson in her person journey.
Recorded: February 19, 2019