Classes

    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 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 3628 - Anthropological Research Methods

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Kaya Williams
    Tues. and Thurs. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM 
    Tozzer 102

    This course offers a conceptual overview of research methods used by anthropologists. We will hear from faculty members their experience of doing fieldwork—from formulating a research question, choosing a site, entering the field to ethical issues they face in the field. Students will not only learn about but also practice these various methods and reflect on their projects in lights of the discussion about methods. To that end, students will complete several exercises and craft a...

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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.

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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 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

    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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