Anand Pandian: “‘The Wall’ and Other Walls in Contemporary American Life”

Photograph of Anand Pandian, an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Anthropology on 11/19/13 for Hopkins Magazine.Social Sciences Forum
Anand Pandian, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
“‘The Wall’ and Other Walls in Contemporary American Life”
Wednesday, May 2, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The idea of a southern border wall was in many ways the defining idea of Donald Trump’s victorious presidential campaign. What was so appealing about this idea to so many Americans, and how did this promise build on other walls and boundaries already at work in everyday American life? These questions are at the heart of a new book project that Anand Pandian is pursuing in far-flung corners of the United States, in the company of ordinary people from diverse walks of life. This talk shares stories and insights gleaned from Pandian’s anthropological examination of contemporary America.


Admission is free, and a reception will follow the talk.


Plan your visit
Visitor parking is available at the Walker Avenue Garage. Please click here for additional information.


Co-sponsored by the Departments of Visual Arts, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Health Administration and Policy, and American Studies, and the Dresher Center for the Humanities.


Photo by Marshall Clarke.

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