Ghosts, Priests, Doctors, and Witches: What We Miss When We Talk through Science and Belief
In this lecture, Letha will discuss her work and experiences with how people manage their encounters with the unseen in northern Uganda.
About the Presenter
Letha Victor (BA, British Columbia; MA, McGill) is a PhD candidate and a SSHRC doctoral fellow in socio-cultural anthropology at the University of Toronto. Her research investigates political violence, memory, social change, and religiosity in the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda, asking in particular how people manage and understand their encounters with incorporeal spirits as part of the work of community building. She is the 2014 winner of the Canadian Anthropology Society’s Richard F. Salisbury Award and a 2014 recipient of a dissertation fieldwork grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Letha has been studying war and its causes and consequences in Uganda since 2006.