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    ANTHRO 1603 - The Law and Its Limits: Anthropological Approaches to Law

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Prof. Malavika Reddy
    Tues. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Tozzer 203

    We often talk about the power of law to shape our worlds but what about its powerlessness? An axiom of contemporary life is that societies need law to address social, political and environmental ills. Yet, in the face of entrenched problems, including expanding who belongs, tackling inequality, and confronting environmental crisis, law often appears impotent or, worse, detrimental.... Read more about ANTHRO 1603 - The Law and Its Limits: Anthropological Approaches to Law

    ANTHRO 1610 - Ethnographic Research Methods

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Prof. Kaya Williams
    Wed. 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
    Tozzer 203

    Introduction to methodology for contemporary ethnographic field research in anthropology. Students complete assigned and independent research projects relying on a variety of ethnographic methods, under supervision of department faculty.

    Open to undergraduates only.

    ANTHRO 1707 - Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, and the Transpacific Ethnography of Asian America

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Prof. Joyhanna Garza
    Mon. and Weds. 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Tozzer 102

    Ethnic studies is the critical interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity as understood from the intellectual, political, and cultural histories and perspectives of minoritized groups in the United States. Ethnic studies scholars analyze the social dynamics of race, racism, and various forms of institutionalized violence including the historical and lasting legacies of colonialism, chattel slavery, US imperalism, white supremacy, and more.... Read more about ANTHRO 1707 - Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, and the Transpacific Ethnography of Asian America

    ANTHRO 98B - Junior Tutorial for Thesis Writers in Anthropology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Michelle Choi
    By Arrangement

    This individual tutorial is for anthropology students intending to write a senior thesis, and is normally undertaken with an advanced graduate student during the second term of junior year. Students will have weekly meetings with the project advisor for the purposes of developing the appropriate background research on theoretical, thematic, regional, and methodological literature relevant to their thesis topic, and fully refining their summer research proposal. The tutorials final paper will be comprised of a research proposal representing...

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    ANTHRO 99B - Thesis Tutorial in Anthropology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Michelle Choi
    By Arrangement

    This is a full year research and writing seminar limited to senior honors candidates. The course is intended to provide students with practical guidance and advice during the thesis writing process through structured assignments and peer feedback on work-in-progress. It is intended to supplement not replace faculty thesis advising (with the requirement of consulting regularly with the advisor built into the assignments) and, most importantly, allow students to share their work and experiences with other thesis writers in a collegial and...

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    ANTHRO 1906 - Care in Critical Times

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Prof. Andrea Wright
    Thurs. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Eliot House T-29

    What is care? How can and do communities mobilize care as a social intervention, political act, and tool for building intimacy, healing, and hope? Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we care for ourselves and our communities, but caring is not an apolitical or individual act and we must analyze the inherent inequalities and social dimensions of what it means to give and receive care.

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    ANTHRO 1435 - Challenging Collections: Critical Reflections on Collecting Through Harvard’s History

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Profs. Diana Loren, Ilisa Barbash, and Ingrid Ahlgren
    Mon. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM 
    Peabody 12

    Harvard’s museum collections have often been used to interrogate the world outside of “us”: peoples, events, places, and things. This course reverses that gaze and asks what the collections and the processes of collecting reveal about the history of Harvard and its institutional identity as “the” place of learning.... Read more about ANTHRO 1435 - Challenging Collections: Critical Reflections on Collecting Through Harvard’s History

    ANTHRO 97Z - Sophomore Tutorial: Anthropology as Social Theory and the Social Theory of Anthropology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Malavika Reddy
    Tues. and Thurs. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM 
    Peabody 12

    Anthropology 97z is a course about what social theory is, how to read it and how it relates to the discipline of anthropology. The course encourages students to think expansively about the sources and boundaries of theory, guiding them through three approaches to the theorization of social life: First, we work from early anthropological conceptualizations of society, culture and race to trace the impacts of these concepts on the formation of the discipline and on contemporary life, more broadly;...

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    ANTHRO 1716 - Neoliberalism: Empire, Extraction, and the Making of the Global Social Order

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Profs. Salmaan Keshavjee, Jason Silverstein, and Lindsey Zeve
    Weds. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Tozzer 416

    This course is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates and graduate students who are interested in the relationship between neoliberalism, the global social order, and inequities in health and wellbeing.

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    ANTHRO 1836AR - Sensory Ethnography 1

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Profs. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
    Tues. and Thurs. 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    Sever B10

    Students use video and audio to produce short works about embodied experience, culture, and nature.

    This course is also offered as AFVS 158AR. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in ANTHRO 1836BR, Sensory Ethnography 2. No previous studio experience necessary.

    To take this limited-enrollment course, you must first consult the Canvas course site for information about the enrollment process and procedures.

    There is a mandatory lab component...

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    ANTHRO 1836BR - Sensory Ethnography 2

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Profs. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
    Tues. and Thurs. 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    Sever B10

    Students are introduced to current issues in art, aesthetics, and anthropology, and produce collaborative experimental works of sensory ethnography.

    This is also offered as AFVS 158BR. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in ANTRO 1836AR, Sensory Ethnography 1. No previous studio experience necessary.

    To take this limited-enrollment course, you must first consult the Canvas course site for information about the enrollment process and...

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    ANTHRO 1883 - Where Science Meets Society: Introduction to STS

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Anna Jabloner
    Weds. 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    Tozzer 416

    The German word for science literally means knowledge made. In line with this meaning, STS approaches science as practice. The interdisciplinary field asks empirically and methodologically how knowledge is made, how truths become truths, and how matters come to matter and to be matters of fact.

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    ANTHRO 1826 - Anthropology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Arthur Kleinman
    Weds. 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
    Tozzer 416

    Course will review ethnographies of mental health problems and mental health care, including substance abuse, depression/anxiety, psychosis, trauma, and related conditions. Also included are ethnographies of the failed chronic care system, psychiatric practice, and global mental health approaches.... Read more about ANTHRO 1826 - Anthropology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care

    ANTHRO 1679 - Punishment Culture

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Kaya Williams
    Thurs. 9:00 AM -11:45 AM
    Tozzer 203

    What is punishment, and what might attention to punitive practices teach us about the cultures in which they are used? Modern American culture is so saturated with punishment that it is difficult to know where to begin such an investigation.... Read more about ANTHRO 1679 - Punishment Culture

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