2021

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 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 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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