Published: Aug. 12, 2021
ANTH 4020 Promo slide featuring a circle of witches

The spiritual and the sacred are fundamental to social life—even in contexts we understand to be entirely secular. By applying classical and contemporary anthropological theories to the study of ritual practices around the world, this course will unsettle common assumptions about religion and magic; it will also question the extent to which local ideas about witches and witchcraft affect the practice of politics, healthcare, and philanthropy today.