Classes

    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 97X - Sophomore Tutorial in Archaeology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Amy Clark
    Mon. 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Peabody 561

    This course will focus on archaeological thinking, the cognitive skeleton of the discipline of archaeology, the principles and the logic that are the foundation of all archaeological conclusions and research. Central to this is an understanding of research design, archaeological theory and interpretation, culture and material culture; as well as an understanding of how to examine and construct an archaeological argument.

    ANTHRO 1038 - Game of Stones: The Archaeology of Europe from Handaxes to Stonehenge

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Amy Clark
    Mon. and Weds. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    Peabody 561

    Game of Stones: The Archaeology of Europe from Handaxes to Stonehenge Buried beneath modern cities, Roman amphitheaters, and Medieval churches lie subtle traces of Europes earlier occupants: campsites littered stone tools and animal bones, human bodies preserved in bogs and frozen in ice, and cave walls decorated with extinct animals.

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    ANTHRO 1131 - Archaeology of Harvard Yard II: Laboratory Methods and Analysis

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Patricia Capone
    Thurs. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Vanserg 23

    Open to students who participated in the fall term investigations in Harvard Yard, this course focuses on the detailed analysis of the materials recovered in the excavations, within the context of archival and comparative archaeological and historical research.

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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 1058/2058 - Bias in Archaeology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Rowan Flad and Jess Beck 
    Weds. 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Peabody 561

    This seminar will focus broadly on bias in archaeology, covering issues of bias in authorship, citations, accessibility, popular media coverage, fieldwork, training and education, hiring and promotion and other related topics. We will also address recent research that focuses on disrupting patterns of bias in some of these areas. Students will engage in original research or synthesize research topics in one or more of these areas for their final project.... Read more about ANTHRO 1058/2058 - Bias in Archaeology

    ANTHRO 1201 - Human Osteology & Bioarchaeology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Jess Beck
    Tues. and Thurs. 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Zooarchaeology Lab, Peabody 35B

    Knowledge of human osteology is key for fields such as archaeology, biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, anatomy, and medicine. This course introduces students to human skeletal anatomy and the field of bioarchaeology, the study of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites.... Read more about ANTHRO 1201 - Human Osteology & Bioarchaeology

    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.

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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

    ANTHRO 1718 - Activist, Collaborative, and Engaged Interventions in Anthropology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Andrea Wright
    Thurs. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Tozzer 416

    What approaches and methodologies do anthropologists use to examine and strengthen theories and practices oriented towards community? What responsibilities do anthropologists have to the people and places with which they work? Can and should anthropologists engage in research that is community driven, politically conscious, and centrally concerned with the transformation of our social conditions?... Read more about ANTHRO 1718 - Activist, Collaborative, and Engaged Interventions in Anthropology

    ANTHRO 1802 - Language, Race, and Ethnicity

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Joyhanna Garza
    Mon. 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Tozzer 203

    This course examines the co-articulations of race, ethnicity, and language across various historical, societal, and institutional contexts. Furthermore, we examine the ways in which racialized bodies come to be constructed as engaging in specific linguistic practices, and conversely, how linguistic practices come to stand as a proxy for racialized speakers.... Read more about ANTHRO 1802 - Language, Race, and Ethnicity

    ANTHRO 1991 - Anthropology of the Future

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Michelle Choi
    Thurs. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
    Peabody 12

    Humans have long been fascinated with anticipating, speculating, preparing, and waiting for the unknown future. ‘The future’ has a pervasive presence in our lives, when we forecast the local weather, plan the national economy, promise in legal contracts, imagine in science fictions, aspire in political movements, trade in futures markets, and much more. More than ever, the future is both an excitement and anxiety-inducing topic of interest to scholars and experts in domains ranging from public health, national security, urban design, to environmental science.... Read more about ANTHRO 1991 - Anthropology of the Future

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