Classes

    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 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 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 3000 - Supervised Reading Course

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Department Faculty 
    By Arrangement

    Special reading in selected topics under the direction of members of the Department. Individual work. Must be arranged with a professor listed under Anthropology 3000. Requires written work; it involves meetings as arranged between professor and graduate student.

    ANTHRO 3001 - Reading for Social Anthropology General Examination

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Social Anthropology Faculty 
    By Arrangement

    Individual reading in preparation for the General Examination for the PhD degree. It involves meetings as arranged between professor and graduate student.

    Restricted to candidates for the PhD degree and ordinarily to those who have completed at least one year in residence.

    ANTHRO 3002 - Reading for Archaeology General Examination

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Archaeology Faculty 
    By Arrangement

    Preparation with Archaeology cohort for the general examination in Archaeology. This course should be taken during the fall semester of the second year and involves weekly meetings to study and prepare for the general exams in January.

    Restricted to candidates for the PhD degree and ordinarily to those who have completed at least one year in residence.

    ANTHRO 3080 - Museum Practicum in Curatorial Research

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Prof. Diana Loren
    By Arrangement

    The purpose of the practicum is to provide curatorial experience in the Peabody Museum (PMAE), directly supervised by a PMAE curator. The practicum is designed to designed to introduce students to contemporary museum curatorial practice, to provide hands-on experience working with PMAE collections, and opportunity for reflexive research based in historical context. The practicum will be developed in consultation with PMAE curator and will be related to PMAE projects and initiatives.

    ANTHRO 3400 - Full-time Status Reading and Research

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    N/A
    By Arrangement

    Students enrolled in PhD in Anthropology should utilize this course to indicate time spent researching and reading outside of coursework.

    Oftentimes used towards maintaining full-time status, when not enrolled in coursework or writing the dissertation.  Not counted towards PhD requirements.

    ANTHRO 3410 - Teaching Fellowship

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    N/A
    By Arrangement

    For students engaged in teaching as a Teaching Fellow. Student should register for four credits per section.

    Not counted towards PhD requirements.

    ANTHRO 3500 - Direction of Doctoral Dissertations

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    Department Faculty
    By Arrangement

    Individual work in preparation for the doctoral dissertation.

    Consult the appropriate member of the Department.
    Limited to candidates for the PhD in Anthropology who are in residence and who are in good standing in the Graduate School.

    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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