Please join us in remembering the life of Bernard Bate, our friend, colleague, and teacher who passed away on March 11, 2016. A linguistic and sociocultural anthropologist and gifted scholar of Tamil culture and politics, Barney taught at Yale for a decade, from 2001-2011. While his primary home was in the department of Anthropology he also taught with the South Asian Studies Council, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. Barney was an inspirational teacher whose classes and research ranged from critical approaches to South Asia, language, rhetoric and power, vernacular public spheres and political modernity, to anthropological and social theory. Since 2012, he was Associate Professor at Yale-NUS where he helped build its Common Curriculum and found the Anthropology major.
We invite family, friends, students, and colleagues to join us on May 4th to share remembrances of Barney and celebrate his life and legacy.
May 4, 4:30-6:30pm
Luce Hall Common Room