Hosted by The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities

At a time when young people are questioning academic studies’ relevance in a dark world, anthropologist Alisse Waterson and artist Charlotte Hollands have teamed up to create a Graphic Novel Light in Dark Times: The Human Search of Meaning – a unique merging of drawing, anthropology, and philosophy.

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities is pleased to present Alisse Waterson and Charlotte Hollands in conversation with Naeem Mohaiemen, Mellon Teaching Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Lecturer in Department of Anthropology and Institute for Comparative Literature & Society.

Alisse Waterston is Chair, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is author of the award winning My Father’s Wars: Migration, Memory and the Violence of a Century. She was president of the American Anthropological Association (2015-2017)

Charlotte Hollands is an Artist with an MA in anthropology. As a researcher and illustrator she has worked with the British Cabinet Office, and the National Health Service, UK. As a fine artist, she has studied drawing and painting at The London Fine Art Studios and the Arts Student’s League, New York.

Light in Dark Times is an exquisite work of art and anthropology that confronts critical issues facing the world today.

Co-Sponsored with the Department of Anthropology, Institute for Comparative Literature & Society, and the Committee on Global Thought