Conversation with Students: Dr. Smith and Dr. Buhrow Rogers
Monday, November 15, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Carolyn Smith and Dr. Emily Buhrow Rogers
An informal opportunity for students to converse with Dr. Carolyn Smith and Dr. Emily Buhrow Rogers via Zoom. (See above for related talk at 1 p.m. on Monday, 11/15/21.) See some of their work relating to environmental and cultural resilience in a recent Smithsonian publication found here: https://folklife.si.edu/magazine/crisis-carolyn-smith-weaving-pandemic-wildfire
Carolyn Smith (member-descendent of the Karuk tribe) holds a PhD in Anthropology from UC, Berkeley and is the Da’luk Youth Program Coordinator at the Northern California Indian Development Council (NCIDC). Prior to taking this position, she was the 2018-2020 Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC, Berkeley and Executive Director for the California Indian Basketweavers Association. Dr. Smith is a traditional basketweaver and artist as well as an active researcher. Her research engages with indigenous knowledge to consider how basketry is profoundly intertwined with people, language, and the environment. She is a member of the UC Berkeley Native American Advisory Council, the newly-formed California Indian Studies Scholar Association, board member for the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, and co-founder of the High Ground Arts Center.
Emily Buhrow Rogers holds a PhD in Anthropology from IU Bloomington and is an ACLS Leading Edge Fellow at the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. She is the curator and editor of “Chronicling Culture in Crisis,” a special series of Folklife Magazine dedicated to documenting how tradition bearers are being affected by the pandemic. She is also a co-founder of the High Ground Arts Center, an open access, web-based exhibition space devoted to presenting Native American craftspeople’s works and ways of knowing. The Center will serve as a platform for indigenous voices and will support and promote the works of Native artists.
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