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CSLS Speaker Series: Eve Darian Smith

Monday, March 4, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The Center for the Study of Law and Society 
is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series




Eve Darian Smith is Professor of Anthropology & Director of International Studies University of California, Irvine


Speaking on her paper

“Legal Pluralism in Postcolonial, Postnational, and Postdemocratic Times”


The study of law, as a subtopic of anthropology, has contributed enormously to contemporary sociolegal analyses of legal pluralism across the academy. However, in this talk I suggest that anthropology’s contribution is ultimately limited by the enduring analytical framing of legal pluralism within colonial/postcolonial contexts. This analytical constraint prevents scholars from seeing other forms of legal pluralism of immense importance in analyzing contemporary societies in which genealogies of colonialism, and modernist units of analysis and assumptions of state power, are not so evident or significant.



Please join us on Monday, March 4 from 12:45-2:00p in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave. 


A copy of Professor Darian Smith’s paper (in progress) will be available in hard copy at the Center and by request via email.


Coffee and water are provided. We invite you to bring your own “bag lunch.”
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!


Jonathan Simon, Faculty Director

Rosann Greenspan, Executive Director



Monday, March 4, 2019
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Center for the Study of Law and Society


Philip Selznick Seminar Room
2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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