Sarah Horton, University of Colorado–Denver, will present the lecture, "The Alternative Archive: Using Ethnography to Challenge the Official Tally of Heat Fatalities among California’s Farmworkers." This talk draws on ethnographic research on heat deaths to challenge the
official tally of heat deaths in California, and to illuminate the
logic underlying state accounting practices. By placing farmworkers’
accounts of heat fatalities in dialogue with the state’s official
records, Horton will illustrate the bureaucratic and biomedical
processes of routinization that makes such deaths disappear.