Whitman College

Celia Lowe Lecture

The Whitman College Anthropology Department invites Professor Celia Lowe, Anthropology Department University of Washington, to campus for a talk titled Viral Clouds: Becoming H5N1 in Indonesia

Professor Lowe will explore how the 2006 Avian Influenza outbreak in Indonesia combined a set of strains and species to create a viral cloud—a haze of narratives and material practices floating around the Influenza event and its multiple species companions in Indonesia. She asks us to think about the ways this cloudy microbial quasi-species is a potent source for exploring the array of biopolitical concerns in human communities that emerged alongside the virus.

This event is Sponsored by the Anthropology Department, the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty Visiting Educator Fund, and The Robert and Mabel Groseclose Endowed Lecture Fund.

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Olin Hall, 138
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA

Event Type



Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public


Academic, Social Sciences, Anthropology


Free and open to the Public.


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