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    The Gandhi Dinner

    It’s been a busy semester in the Anthropology department, with lots of guest speakers and events that enhance the courses we offer. This digital story, Gandhi Dinner Film, written and produced by two Anthropology and Film/New Media studies majors, Bay Gammans and Asher Trout, covers the bi-annual Gandhi dinner put on for the Wheaton community by […] More »
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    Sharing Culture through Images

    Professor Owens photographs of Nepal’s annual Rāto Matsyendranāth festival featured in 3 exhibits, recording events transpiring between 1977 and 2016, as part of ongoing research and discovery. More »
  • Professor Owens prepares for Exhibition in Nepal

    Professor Bruce Owens was in Nepal this summer to prepare for his upcoming exhibition of photographs that he has taken over the past thirty four years of the chariot festival of Bungadya, to be mounted in the Patan Museum this fall. Here he is with the first sample print and Rajesh Barahi (L) and his father, […] More »
  • New Publication: Marital Rape: Consent, Marriage and Social Change in Global Perspective

      Professors Kersti Yllö and M. Gabriela Torres edited a volume recently published Marital Rape: Consent, Marriage and Social Change in Global Perspective (Oxford University Press). From Vietnam to Guatemala to South Africa and beyond, this volume examines how cultural, legal, public health, and human rights policies and practices impact intimate partner violence. While legal […] More »
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    Speaker: Sameena Mulla on the Violence of Care

    Anthropologist Sameena Mulla (Marquette University (WI)) will be speaking on April 18th, 2016 at 12:30 in Mary Lyon as part of Wheaton's Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities. She will be discussing her most recent book entitled "The Violence of Care: Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses and Sexual Assault Intervention."  Drawing on four years of participatory research […] More »
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    Anne Galvin to deliver Keynote at the 2015 Senior Symposium

    Dr. Anne M. Galvin '93 an alumna of our very own Anthropology Department will present this year's keynote address at the 33rd Annual Sociology Anthropology Senior Research Symposium. We are thrilled! Her talk entitled “Dynamic Social Worlds: A Reflection on Human Relationships and Social Scientific Research in Jamaica” is based on her ethnography, Sounds of the Citizens: Dancehall […] More »
  • Abrazos Film Showing and Q&A with director Luis Argueta

    Monday January 26th at 5pm in the Holman Room (Mary Lyon 2011).  More »
  • Working Together to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus

    The Wheaton community’s strong commitment to address sexual assault and how the college deals with it has been ongoing for more than 30 years, including trainings for staff and resident advisors, continual review and updates of related policies, and the presentation of the biennial symposium on Violence Against Women that was begun in 1983. The most recent campus-wide push involves a three-year, $300,000 grant the college won in 2012 from the U.S. Department of Justice to develop programming that addresses sexual violence. More »
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    Campus Visit: Ashley Smith '08

      Ashley Smith '08, PhD(c) at Cornell University will be speaking on Monday March 24th at 9:30 in Watson 102. She will be discussing the ways that New England is a contested space in history and today drawing from her dissertation entitled "We Have Never Not Been Here": Pace, History and Belonging in Native New […] More »
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    Orly Clerge Keynote Speaker

    Orly Clerge '05 delivers Keynote Lecture at Wheaton's 32nd Sociology & Anthropology Symposium. More »