Classes

    ANTHRO 2643 - Paperwork: What Does Paper Do for Social Life?

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Prof. Malavika Reddy
    Thurs. 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Tozzer 203

    How does paper work in contemporary life? This course approaches this question by focusing on the paperwork, files, and record keeping practices of three organizational forms – bureaucracy, the corporation, and the nation-state. The aim of the class is for students to develop, in relation to their research sites and questions, a media theory of paperwork, a conceptual toolkit to make visible and to theorize an often-overlooked form. Tacking among ethnography, history and social theory, this course examines how paperwork – from forms, reports and memoranda to identity papers, receipts and business cards – mediate and materialize the collective projects that produce them. What is the relation of power and paper, and how might this question help us locate and understand the mundane materiality of social life?   

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    ANTHRO 2656 - Introduction to Feminist Science Studies

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Prof. Anna Jabloner
    Wed. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Peabody 12

    This seminar is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of feminist science studies. As the feminist movements of the 1970s began to change the American political landscape, academic feminists began inquiries into the marginalization of women in science a debate philosopher Harding called the woman question in science. Feminist scientists began to examine sex, gender and race bias in their own disciplines.

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    ANTHRO 3626 - Research Design/Proposal Writing

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Prof. Anya Bernstein
    Tues. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This course is part seminar, part practicum. Its purpose is to help students conceptualize and design a research project, to craft effective research and grantproposals, and to prepare for ethnographic and archival work. The first and longest part of the course will focus on formulating a researchable project, in all its various elements; how to write a statement of problem, to frame arguments/theses, to situate work in the appropriate anthropological literature/s, to develop a methodological approach, and techniques,...

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    ANTHRO 2738 - Remaking Life and Death

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Prof. Anya Bernstein
    Tues. 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    Tozzer 102

    This course is a critical reading graduate seminar focusing on how defining the boundaries between life and death became a matter of profound political, cultural, and scientific debate. Guided by the concepts of bio- and necropolitics, we will explore the shifting relations between body and person, human and time, and technology and biology while attending to the changing political, biomedical and religious contexts.

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    ANTHRO 2812 - Space and Power

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Prof. Ajantha Subramanian
    Tues. 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    Tozzer 203

    This course considers space as a structuring principle of social life and as a product of political activity. It treats space as a dynamic force animating human existence rather than as its static backdrop.

    ANTHRO 2695 - Landscape Fieldwork: People, Politics, Practices

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Gareth Doherty
    Fridays 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
    Tozzer 203 

    Landscape fieldwork offers the means to understand the complexities of landscapes. Through a people-centered approach, this lecture course explores landscape architecture’s ethical and political power to shape the world. A central premise of the course is that experiential knowledge—gained from the embodied engagement of landscape fieldwork—can help to revise how we understand and use western canons of landscape knowledge and offer new possibilities for the design imagination.... Read more about ANTHRO 2695 - Landscape Fieldwork: People, Politics, Practices