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Kathleen Kilroy-Marac

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison. MA, MPhil, PhD candidate, Columbia University. Special interests include sub-Saharan African history, culture, and politics; colonialism and postcoloniality; issues of representation and the production of knowledge; experimental ethnography; commodities and the anthropology of consumption; spirit possession, witchcraft, and spectrality; reckonings of time and the politics of memory. Carried out ethnographic fieldwork in Dakar, Senegal; dissertation, “The Impossible Inheritance: Time, Memory, and Postcolonial Subjectivity at the Fann Psychiatric Hospital in Dakar, Senegal,” considers how the recent history of a well-known psychiatric hospital in Dakar has come to be recounted through personal narratives that also reflect discourses of national hope and hopelessness of the past, in the present, and for the future. Fellowships include the Fulbright-Hays (DDRA) Award and a Columbia University Travel Grant for dissertation research. SLC, 2007–

Undergraduate discipline: Anthropology

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