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Conerly Casey

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-7467
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Conerly Casey

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, University of Vermont; M.Ed, University of Southern California; Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

585-475-7467

Currently Teaching

INGS-101
3 Credits
Within the past three decades, planetary computerization, burgeoning media industries, and other global processes have significantly altered the ways in which we experience our local and global worlds. Global reconfigurations of time and space change our consciousness, sense of self and others, and the material realities in which we live and work. This course provides the conceptual tools to assess emerging global processes, interactions and flows of people, ideas and things that challenge historical patterns of international studies and relations. The course will introduce you to international and global processes in areas such as global cultural economies, global cities, new forms of democracy and civil society, global religions, sexualities, health, and environments, increased competition for resources, political conflict, war and terrorism. Beyond understanding the causes and consequences of global change, this course will introduce you to ethical dilemmas in global justice movements, and in transferring ideas and technologies in new global contexts.
ANTH-341
3 Credits
This course evaluates global forms of “addiction” in medical, cultural, national, and transnational situations of encounter. Though primarily a EuroAmerican concept of illness, addiction is now discursively and experientially widespread, assuming the status of a “global form.” Addiction narratives and experiences shape people and social life everywhere, as scientific and cultural or national knowledge intersect to form subjectivities, identities of addicts, and communities of addicted bodies. Concepts of will, morality, the addicted self and other, and living and dying also impact the cultural, national and international infrastructures we build—whether and how, for instance, we put resources into medical or criminal justice systems and networks. A closer look at the intimate lives of addicts thus enables us to consider identity boundaries and crossings; addiction languages; family relations and parenting; self-made communities and social bonds; work at the economic fringes of society; personal and institutional violence; policing and navigating enforcement or incarceration; homelessness and legal, medical and social service bureaucracies; as well as transnational production, trafficking, forms of addiction, and policing. By the end of the course, students will comprehend concepts and theories of addiction, and global perspectives on people living with addiction.
SOCI-255
3 Credits
Disasters as global states of emergency result from complex relationships between human populations and environmental hazards. Disasters threaten sustainable development, especially in the global south and among the world’s most vulnerable people. Global states of emergency incur significant human and economic costs, which, in addition to increasing demographic, environmental, socio-economic and related pressures, result in increasing population vulnerability. Explanations of the causes and consequences of disasters include examinations of how human vulnerability is impacted by interactions among diverse social, economic, and other factors with environmental hazards. We will discuss social vulnerability theories; sustainable development theories; the causes and consequences of disasters and interventions to manage and reduce these risks.
ANTH-102
3 Credits
Human beings across the globe live and work according to different values and beliefs. Students will develop the tools for acquiring knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of cultural differences, and in turn enhance their abilities to interact across cultures. The course accomplishes these aims by examining the relationship between individuals and their communities, and the dynamics of ritual, religious, political, and social life in different parts of the world.
ANTH-345
3 Credits
The destruction and survival of societies often hinges upon the ideas and the social, cultural constructions of identity and belonging. When ideas fail to incorporate people, essentialist categories of identity, historical memory, and accounts of extreme violence become interrelated, potent sources of destruction. Slavery and exclusive ownership of resources leave people starving or living in perilously polluted environments. Globalizing cultural economies threaten local systems and self-representation. Group identities may be sites of crises within nation-states and global political, economic, and cultural processes. In this course, we will take critical, anthropological approaches to studies of ethnocide, genocide, and post-conflict justice. Students will use critical, anthropological approaches to assess ethnocides and genocides from the 19th century forced assimilation and slaughter of Native Americans and Amazonian Indians to more recent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and the Sudan, to understand the impact of globalization on techniques and technologies of genocides, the legal, moral/personal responsibility for genocides, media representations of genocides, and the affects of cultural, historical memory and social, global inequities upon future genocides. Students will use anthropological perspectives on genocide to assess post-conflict concepts of justice, reconstruction and reconciliation and local-global debates about their cultural resonance and effectiveness.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Casey, Conerly. "Memories of Violence in Spiritual Renewal." Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory 15. (2019): 1-13. Web.
Casey, Conerly. "States of emergency": Armed youths and mediations of Islam in northern Nigeria." Deja Lu Journal. 4 (2016): 1-18. Web.
Casey, Conerly. "States of Emergency: Armed Youths and Mediations of Islam in Northern Nigeria." Journal of International and Global Studies 5. 2 (2014): 1-18. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Casey, Conerly. "Sensory Stimulations and Ecologies of Healing." Health Humanities: Medicine, Illness, Disability, and Culture. Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY. 26 Apr. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Talking with Spirits: Eco-Intimacy and Spirit Exorcism in the Nigerian Sahel." Department of Linguistics. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 6 Dec. 2019. Guest Lecture.
Casey, Conerly. "Sensing Corruption: A Politics of Eco-Intimacy and Spirit Exorcism in Nigeria." Department of Anthropology. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. 9 Feb. 2018. Lecture.
Casey, Conerly. "Panel Discussant, Qur’anic Schools in Northern Nigeria by Hannah Hoechner, Author Meets Critic Session." African Studies Association Annual Meeting. African Studies Association. Atlanta, GA. 1 Dec. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "21st Century Trauma." Department of Psychiatry Meeting. Department of Psychiatry, Karu General Hospital. Abuja, Nigeria. 5 Jun. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Casey, Conerly. "21st Century Trauma." College of Sciences Meeting. College of Sciences, Bayero University. Kano, Nigeria. 28 Jul. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Casey, Conerly. "Sensory Affect, Emotion and Violence." Society for Psychological Anthropology Bienniel Meetings. Society for Psychological Anthropology. New Orleans, LA. 10 Mar. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "War Debris and the Mobilizing of Presence." Gulf Studies Symposium. American University of Kuwait. Salmiyya, Kuwait. 19 Mar. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Sensing Corruption: Politics and the Senses in Northern Nigeria." Society for the Humanities, Corruption Conference. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. 28 Oct. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "21st Century Trauma." PTSD in the Humanitarian Field. Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Organization for Humanitarian Affairs. Kuwait City, Kuwait. 26 Oct. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Casey, Conerly. "The Sensory Politics of Armed Conflict in Northern Nigeria." Department of Anthropology and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY. 29 Jan. 2015. Lecture.
Casey, Conerly. "Accumulating Knowledge in the Gulf: Perspectives on Communicating and Archiving Across Disciplines." The State of Research in the Gulf. Gulf Studies Center, American University of Kuwait. Salmiya, Kuwait. 16 Mar. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Sensory Politics and War: Affective Anchoring and Vitality in Nigeria and Kuwait." Political Subjectivities Workshop. Robert Lemelson Psychocultural Foundation and Columbia University. New York, NY. 31 May 2015. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Mediating Violence: Media, Arts and Bodily Traces of War in Kuwait." Middle East Studies Association. Middle East Studies Association. Denver, CO. 21 Nov. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Media and the Self-fashioning of Islamic Piety in Northern Nigeria." American Anthropological Association Meetings. American Anthropological Association. Washington, D.C.. 3-7 Dec. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Affective Traces of War: Memory, Media and Arts in Post-invasion Kuwait." Panel Entitled Perspectives on Memory and Identity Regarding the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwai. Middle East Studies Association. Washington, D.C.. 21-25 Nov. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Media and Contours of Islam in the Sensory Politics of Northern Nigeria." Performance of Belonging, Difference and Exclusion in Muslim Africa Workshop. Nordic Africa Institute. Uppsala, Sweden. 5-6 Dec. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Bollywood and Spirit Possession in Northern Nigeria." Public Lecture, sponsored by the Anthropology Club. American University of Kuwait. Kuwait City, Kuwait. 6 Jan. 2014. Guest Lecture.
Casey, Conerly . "Bollywood Banned, and the Electrifying Palmasutra." Asian Video Cultures. Brown University. Providence, RI. 26 Oct. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Media, and Contours of Islam in Northern Nigeria." Performance of Belonging, Difference and Exclusion in Muslim Africa. Nordic Africa Institute. Uppsala, Sweden. 6 Dec. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Bollywood, Embodiments of Mediated Sensorial, and the Sensory Politics of Northern Nigeria." Society for Psychological Anthropology Meeting. Society for Psychological Anthropology. San Diego, CA. 6 Apr. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Scalarities of Feeling: Consciousness, and Affective Registers in the Sensory Politics of Northern Nigeria." American Anthropological Association Meeting. American Anthropological Association. Chicago, IL. 20 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Amplifying Memory: Topographies, Collaborations, Mediations in Post-invasion Kuwait." Mind, Medicine and Culture. University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology and Center for Near East Studies. Los Angeles, CA. 25 Apr. 2011. Lecture.
Casey, Conerly. "Mediating 'Justice': Youths, Media and Affective Justice in the Politics of Northern Nigeria." Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria: Critical Reinterpretations. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, Nigeria, host; Dr. Wale Adebanwi and Dr. Ebenezer Obadare, coorganizers. Eko Hotel, Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. 10 Sep. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Vigilant Attunements: Danger and the Magic-art of Global Media; Current work in person centered ethnography: Tensions Between Subjects and their Milieux." Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial meetings. Society for Psychological Anthropology; Jacob Hickman, organizer. Sheraton Delfina Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. 2 Apr. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Tanko: Witchcraft Affliction and Paranoid Schizophrenia; Panel title: Cultural Variability in Schizophrenia: What We Do and Don't Know." Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial meetings. Society for Psychological Anthropology. Sheraton Delfina Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. 2 Apr. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Casey, Conerly. "Vigilant Attunements: Violence and the Magic-Art of Global Media in Northern Nigeria." Panel title: The Aesthetics of the Global, organized by Bhaskar Sarkar and Bishnu Ghosh. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual meetins. New Orleans, LA. 11 Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Book Chapter
Casey, Conerly. "Sensory Politics and War: Affective Anchoring and Vitality in Nigeria and Kuwait." Political Sentiments and Social Movements: The Person in Politics and Culture. Ed. Claudia Strauss and Jack R. Friedman. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 147-174. Print.
Casey, Conerly. "Bollywood Banned and the Electrifying Palmasutra: Sensory Politics in Northern Nigeria." Asian Video Cultures: In the Penumbra of the Global. Ed. Joshua Neves and Bhaskar Sarkar. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2017. 176-197. Print.
Casey, Conerly. "Hypocrisy, spatial (in)justice and youthful 'policing' in northern Nigeria." Justicia e Injusticias Espaciales (Spanish version of Justice et Injustices Spatiales, 2010). Ed. Bret Bernard, Philippe Gervais-Lambony, Claire Hancock, Fredric Landy. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Universidad Nacional de Rosario Editora, 2016. 2001-218. Print.
Casey, Conerly. "The Art of Suffering: Postcolonial (mis) apprehensions of Nigerian art." Suffering, Art, and Aesthetics. Ed. Ratiba Hadj-Moussa and Michael Nijwahan. New York, NY: Palgrave McMillan Press, 2014. 125-150. Print.
Casey, Conerly. "Amplifying Memory: Topographies, Collaborations, Mediations in Post-Invasion Kuwait." Genocide and Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom, and Intervention. Ed. Alex Hinton and Devon Hinton. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 83-104. Print.
Casey, Conerly. "Mediating Justice: Youth, Media and Affective Justice in the Politics of Northern Nigeria." Democracy and Prebendalism in Nigeria: Critical Interpretations. Ed. Wale Adebanwi and Ebenezer Obadare. New York, NY: Palgrave Mcmillan Press, 2013. 201-226. Print.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
8/1/2017 - 7/31/2018
     Cornell University, Society for the Humanities
     Amount: $50,000.00
Published Article
Casey, Conerly. “Remembering Genocide: Hypocrisy and the Violence of Local/Global Justice in Northern Nigeria.” Transitional Justice: Global Mechanisms and Local Realities after Genocide and Mass Violence, 2010. 171-199. Print. *
Casey, Conerly.“Hypocrisy, Spatial (In)justice and Youthful Policing in Northern Nigeria.” Justice et Injustices Spatiales, 2010. 201-218. Print. É  *