Mar 21, 2023
This week's Gatty Lecture Rewind podcast features ANU department of anthropology professor Dr. Sophie Chao. In the episode, Francine unpacks Dr. Chao's Gatty Lecture titled: We are (not) Monkeys: Raciality, Animality, and Cosmopolitical Struggles in Indonesian West Papua. They also dive further into what inspired her work, and the ways it connects with her expertise in environmental anthropology, and reflect critically on questions about the ethicality, justice, and positionality surrounding her research.
Lightning Round: 03:19
Research and lecture summary: 8:41
Advice for researchers and recommendations: 43:06
Dr. Chao's Top Recommendations:
The music on the podcast is from "Me and Some Friends", a musical project by a group of friends at Cornell, to experiment with how the beautiful timbres of Gamelan music can meld with hypnotic guitar parts to create a contemplative and unique experience. Check them out here.