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Charles D. Piot

Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Box 90091, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Durham, NC 27708-0091
210 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Kinship By Other Means · December 2, 2012 Lecture Universities of Cape Town, Witwatersrand, Copenhagen, Stanford, Washington, Harvard, Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Cornell
Remote and Edgy · December 2, 2012 Lecture AAA Meetings, San Francisco
African Colonialism Reconsidered · December 2, 2012 Lecture Columbia University
Hedging the Future · November 25, 2011 Lecture Red Lion Lecture, Chicago & Northwestern Universities
Nostalgia For the Future · November 25, 2011 Lecture Keynote, South Africa Anthropology Annual Conference, Cape Town
Kinship By Other Means · December 2, 2012 Lecture Universities of Cape Town, Witwatersrand, Copenhagen, Stanford, Washington, Harvard, Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Cornell
Remote and Edgy · December 2, 2012 Lecture AAA Meetings, San Francisco
African Colonialism Reconsidered · December 2, 2012 Lecture Columbia University
Hedging the Future · November 25, 2011 Lecture Red Lion Lecture, Chicago & Northwestern Universities
Nostalgia For the Future · November 25, 2011 Lecture Keynote, South Africa Anthropology Annual Conference, Cape Town
Nostalgia For the Future · November 25, 2011 Lecture Seminar on Memorials and Remains in Africa: After Ruins and Artefacts, Paris
Pentecostal and Development Imaginaries in West Africa · December 5, 2010 Lecture Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Nostalgia For the Future: Pentecostal and Development Imaginaries in West Africa · December 5, 2010 Lecture University of Virginia
Hedging the Future: Togo's Visa Lottery · December 5, 2010 Lecture AAA Meetings, New Orleans
The ‘Right' to be Trafficked · December 5, 2010 Lecture Indiana University

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


DukeEngage Program Leader - Enhancing youth culture and stemming youth flight in remote areas · June 2017 - August 2017 Service Learning flag Togo
Instructor - DukeEngage in Togo · 2013 Service Learning Students work with local community organizations to enhance youth culture and stem youth flight from remote villages in northern Togo to the plantations of Nigeria and Benin. Students teach computer classes, give out small micro-finance loans to teens, run a writers' collective, and evaluate a health insurance system. The program's service themes include children/youth services, community development/outreach, and health/human services.

Service to the Profession


Financial Futures · November 25, 2011 Event/Organization Administration
Writing Culture @ 25 · November 25, 2011 Event/Organization Administration
SSRC Selection Committee · 2009 - 2011 Editorial Activities