November 29th, 2012 – The Pageant of the Pacific: Miguel Covarrubias’s Transpacific Vision and The Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939, presented by Nancy Lutkehaus (USC)

Nancy Lutkehaus is professor of anthropology, gender studies and political science at the University of Southern California. She is author or editor of five books, including Margaret Mead: The Making of an American Icon (Princeton University Press, 2009) and Zaria’s Fire: Engendered Moments in Manam (Carolina Academic Press, 1995), which received the 1996 Choice award as Outstanding Academic Publication. Professor Lutkehaus researches Melanesian gender and social organization, political and economic anthropology, religion and symbolic anthropology. She is interested in visual studies, especially in Western representations of Pacific Island peoples and in the display of non-Western art in Western fine art museums. She will give the 2013 Frobenius Insitute lectures on this subject in Frankfurt, Germany.

Pageant of the Pacific event photo