October 22, 2019 at 11:36 am

Rosen Serves on Panel about Ethnicity and Nationalism

Dr. Matthew Rosen, portraitand trees behind him

Dr. Matthew Rosen

by Alex Paoletti ’20

Dr. Matthew Rosen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, served on a panel discussing “Appropriating Public Spaces: Policy and Its Legacy Producing Russian Places” at the Association for the Study of Nationalities convention in May.

The convention, which occurred at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York, gathers scholars, students, and other professionals from around the world to share current research and discuss conflicts related to ethnicity and nationalism, particularly in parts of Europe and Asia.

Rosen’s research focuses on the anthropology of media, transnational reading practices, public culture, cities, and globalization. He has conducted research in India and Albania.

“As the panel discussant,” Rosen says, “I had the opportunity to read and prepare comments on four innovative papers.”

The papers dealt with the city as a symbolic system of power, the interplay of local lives and transnational processes, the politics of textbook publishing in a breakaway state, and questions of how to open spaces for social critique and activism.

“The convention was a great opportunity for me to engage an international group of scholars in conversations across regions and disciplines,” Rosen says.

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