Shapeshifting as History: Atlantic Crosscurrents of People, Nature and Gender

Please note the new start time for this half day conference is 12:00 pm.

Friday, April 25, 2014
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Session I

David Pratten, University of Oxford

“The Man-Leopard Murder Mysteries”

Allen F. Roberts, UCLA

“Strong Misreadings: Shapeshifting Among Tabwa, Anthropologists, and Other Ne’er-Do-Wells”


Session II

Martha Few, University of Arizona

“Human-Animal Shape Shifting in Enlightenment Central America”

Debora Silverman, UCLA

“Doubling: Werewolves and Leopard Men in Belgian Folklore and Imperial Imaginaries 1850-2012”

Marcy Norton, George Washington University

“Nagualism and Shamanism: Shapeshifting and Subjectivities in Europe, South America, and Mesoamerica”

Pay-by-space and all-day parking available in lot 3.

Cost : Free and open to the public

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, UCLA History Department's Atlantic History Cluster, UCLA Latin American Institute Caribbean Working Group