Graduate

AFRAMER 209B - Africa Rising? New African Economies/Cultures and Their Global Implications

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Jean Comaroff
Mon. 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
TBD

This course is taught in conjunction with, and as part of, the African Studies Workshop at Harvard (ASW). It consists of two components: (i) an under/graduate student seminar component, to be held every Monday at 9.45-11.30, at which the class will discuss an original research paper, and (ii) a public session, held every Monday afternoon at 2.00-4.00, at which the author of that paper will present it in person to an audience composed of faculty, students, and Africanists...

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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