INAUGURAL PLENARY SESSION - July 27th
Kath Weston is a British Academy Global Professor at the University of Edinburgh and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Virginia. Her current research focuses on bodies and visceral engagement in ways that draw on political ecology, kinship, the anthropology of finance, STS, and identity politics. Weston's books include Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World (Duke 2017), Traveling Light: On the Road with America's Poor (Beacon 2008), and Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship (2nd ed. Columbia 1997). Her British Academy award project, now underway, is titled, Body Finance: How a Scientific Revolution and a Credit Revolution Combined to Change the Way We Make Money.