Keynote: Max Forte
Max Forte is an associate professor in anthropology in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Concordia University, in Montreal. Max's areas of teaching focus on political anthropology, the new imperialism, indigenous resurgence, and media and visual ethnographies. His research has ranged from the study of colonialism, nationalism, and globalization in the Caribbean, with a focus on indigeneity, to more contemporary phenomena of imperialism and militarism at home. Max likes to call himself a Zero Anthropologist in part because of his ongoing work in imagining and building an anti-imperial anthropology, that is just as much about empire as it is about anthropology as we have known it, with the aim of arriving at a post-imperial anthropology (that may also be post-anthropological). Max's work in the area that some call public anthropology has broadly consisted of activist writing and filmography, mostly online, and in engagement with the media.