CEERES of Voices: My Life as a Spy with Katherine Verdery
On Monday, May 17 at 6pm, please join CEERES for a conversation with Katherine Verdery about her book My Life As A Spy!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
“There’s nothing like reading your secret police file to make you wonder who you really are.” Reading through its 2,781 pages, Verdery learned that she was “actually” a spy, a CIA agent, a Hungarian agitator, and a friend of dissidents: in short, an enemy of Romania. Part memoir, part detective story, part anthropological analysis, My Life as a Spy offers a personal account of how government surveillance worked during the Cold War and how Verdery experienced living under it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Katherine Verdery is Julien J. Studley Faculty Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York.
ABOUT THE INTERLOCUTOR
Eugene Raikhel is a cultural and medical anthropologist with interests encompassing the anthropology of science, biomedicine and psychiatry; addiction and its treatment; suggestion and healing; and post-socialist transformations in Eurasia.