Uzma Rizvi

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Associate Professor Social Science & Cultural Studies 2306856 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 320

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21/FA-SS-450-01 Junior Research Seminar: Critical and Visual Studies

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B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.


I am an anthropological archaeologist specializing in the archaeology of the first cities. I teach anthropology, ancient urbanism, issues in new materialisms, critical heritage studies, memory and war/trauma studies, decolonization/the postcolonial critique, and social practice. My current research work is largely focused on Ancient India and Ancient UAE, both during the 3rd millennium BCE. Beyond these vast umbrellas of interest, I have a few distinct projects that have been occupying my research world of late. These include, but are not limited to, understanding ancient subjectivity and related to that, the idea of an intimate architecture; war and trauma in relationship to the urban fabric; and finally, epistemological critiques of archaeology that have emerged from my earlier work in postcolonial theory.

Classes Taught Include: * Introduction to Anthropology * Cities Across Cultures * Politics and the Past * Archaeology and the Public * Archaeology of South Asia * Heritage Practice in India * Port Cities * Art, Culture and Community Development