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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 »
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    New Course for Spring 2017 Anth 298: “Environmental Anthropology: Ecology, Politics, and Culture”

    Professor Josh MacLeod will be offering a new course this Spring, focusing on contemporary ecological issues from a social scientific perspective. Topics including: climate change, environmental justice, habitat destruction, biodiversity, food production and distribution, energy sources, and the nexus between capitalism, consumerism, and ecological crisis. More »
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    Visiting Global Scholar, Jenny Bryant-Tokalau to Present First Table Talk

    Jenny Bryant-Tokalau, a Geographer and Associate Professor at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand comes to lead an interactive community talk on critical issues that impact food security. More »
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    Working on What it Means to be Human

    After finishing her degree at Wheaton College, Margaux Fisher '12 went further on her quest to find out what it means to be human.   Her masters work at the London School of Economics and Political Science showcases the amazing human ability to be creative. Working on post-Katrina New Orleans her work looks at the […] More »
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    Anthropology and Health: Trending

    Working as a project director at Flamingo Tokyo, Atsuyoshi Ishizumi '12 practices anthropology in the business of health.  Understanding cultural context, he writes, is "crucial to health and wellness." To give but one example among those discussed by Atsu, the meaning of joint pain in Japan is defined by its cultural context because of the seating arrangements in […] 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 »
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    Anthropology and Health: Trending

    What anthropology has to do with creating health content When I tell people I majored in anthropology, I get a lot of blank stares. Then the questions start: What is anthropology? How does that relate to your current career? And my personal favorite: How did you even get a job? Despite the relatively crooked path […] 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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    Study Abroad Update: Jessica Bourbeau '17

    Jessica Bourbeau is working on  a comparative paper that examines how cultural and policy differences impact the rates of antibiotic prescriptions in Denmark and the United States during her study abroad.  While in Denmark she has learned about the Danish health care system and traveled to Estonia and Finland with my class to learn more about […] More »
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    2016 Violence Against Women Symposium

    Every time Violence Against Women is taught our students engage in a campus wide initiative to raise awareness of the issue raised by this type of violence in our community and beyond. This year the course is part of the Wheaton Institute for Interdisciplinary Humanities.  Our students presented feature films, lectures, made their own activist […] More »