Panel 2: The Indeterminacy of Anthropological Translations

This panel explores the indeterminacy of translation not as an abstract problem, but by looking at concrete practices of translation in particular contexts. More specifically, it trains attention on anthropological translations and the danger of their tacit reinforcement of the inequality of languages, including our picture of what language is.

Organizer: Andrew Brandel, Pennsylvania State University


Gili Kliger, Harvard University

Tobias Kelly, Edinburgh University

Lotte Buch Segal, Edinburgh University

Milad Odabaei, Princeton University

Chair: Andrew Brandel