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ANTH 4700 / 5700 Practicing Anthropology: Applying Ethnographic Theory and Methods

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)...

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ANTH 7000 Ethnographic Approaches to Language and Storytelling

Feb. 26, 2018

People make meaning in and through language. We collaboratively produce narrative accounts of experience with those around us, according to—or in resistance to—normative frameworks for communication. Ethnographic data often consist of these very stories and narratives, and like our interlocutors, ethnographers produce stories and narratives as a process of meaning-making...

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ANTH 7000 Anthropology of Policy

Feb. 26, 2018

This graduate seminar examines policy as a form of cultural logic and a productive site for critical analysis of global and local political power. Drawing on anthropological, science studies, and interdisciplinary literature, the course will focus on policymaking as a form of expert labor; the role of institutions, organizations, and...

ANTH 7300 Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Feb. 26, 2018

This is a project-based, hands-on course. Students will experiment using different qualitative research methods in cultural anthropology such as participant observation, oral history, and interviewing. They will also practice writing fieldnotes, analysis and ethnography. Through practice and reflection on individual and group research projects, students will think critically about the...