In this hands-on ethnographic research course, advanced anthropology students will learn how to use anthropological methodologies to collaboratively investigate social problems and positively impact society. We will develop a model of ethnographic research oriented toward facilitating dialogue between student ethnographers and research interlocutors (community members, policy makers, elected representatives, scientists). Readings will give students background in research methods as well as a theoretical framework for applied, engaged, and activist anthropology and community-based research. Students will disseminate research findings in publicly accessible, multi-media formats: photography exhibits, podcasts, story maps, videos. This course may be especially of interest to third-year majors considering an honors thesis in their fourth year, fourth-year majors wanting a “capstone” experience, and MA students.
Professor Kathryn Goldfarb
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