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XLV Journal of Anthropological Research Specialized Seminar

Dr. Elizabeth Ferry
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
Anthropology 278
Free and Open to All
Elizabeth Ferry, Brandeis University

Materiality and Value in Gold Markets: Mexico,  Colombia, and the UK.

This will be a more in-depth discussion of my current book project which looks at the ways in which people participating in gold markets –– miners, mining executives, fund managers, commodities researchers – view the relationship between gold as a physical object and other financial assets based on gold.  I will draw on examples from Guanajuato, as well as from Marmato, Colombia, and the World Gold Council headquarters in London.


Dr. Ferry  (Anthropology Ph.D. and M.A. from Johns Hopkins University; B.A. cum laude from Columbia University) is Professor  of Anthropology at Brandeis University.  She is author or author/editor of four books on commodities in Mexico,  author of 15 journal articles and  book chapters, as well as of numerous book  reviews, comments, popular publications or blogs, and  poems.  She has presented lectures and papers at many universities and professional meetings in the U.S., Latin America & Europe.


The events is free, wheelchair-accessible,  and open to the public.   The UNM Anthropology Building is immediately east of Redondo Road between M.L. King and Las Lomas.   If you do not have a UNM parking permit, to avoid a ticket, please park in a metered space adjacent to the Maxwell Museum on Redondo or on Las Lomas at Redondo, just east of University Blvd.

The Journal of Anthropological Research has been published quarterly by the University of New Mexico  in the interest of general anthropology  since 1945.  To subscribe, visit

Lawrence G. Straus,  Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor Emeritus/Editor-in-Chief