Kathy M’CloskeyKathy M’Closkey, an adjunct associate professor of anthropology, will discuss insights from her forthcoming book “Why the Navajo blanket became a rug,” March 19.

Lecture to offer insight into history of Navajo weaving

A brown bag lunch lecture by anthropology professor Kathy M’Closkey will discuss her forthcoming book, Why the Navajo Blanket Became a Rug: Excavating the Lost Heritage of Globalization, Tuesday, March 19.

Her research positions weavers and wool-growers within a framework that links women’s escalating productivity with rapid transformations induced by industrialization in the post-Civil War wool, livestock, and textile industries.

Entitled “Follow the money: New insights from the archives historicizing the political economy of Navajo weaving and wool growing,” M’Closkey’s presentation will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 162, Chrysler Hall South. Attendees are invited to bring their own refreshments.