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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 »
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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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    Alumni Update: Laura Donovan '12

    The Museum at FIT in NYC is featuring an exhibition on The Women of Harper's Bazaar. Alumna Laura Donovan '12 is a key contributor to this exhibit as part of her MA in Fashion and Textile studies at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. The exhibition explores the dynamic collaboration among Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Carmel Snow, fashion editor […] More »
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    Alumni Update: Victoria Walker '15

    When life is calling, how far will you go? Victoria Walker '15 is in Chernigov, Ukraine serving in the Peace Corps. While in Ukraine she will be working with youth. In true anthropologist fashion Victoria reflects on her first weeks in the Ukraine: "These past couple days have displayed the theme of ready or not, […] More »
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    Alumni Update: Laura Donovan '12

    Laura Donovan graduated from Wheaton College with a dual degree in Theater Studies, with a focus on costume design, and Anthropology. After working strictly theater environment Laura felt she was missing the cultural and historical research aspects of her Anthropology degree and she began searching for areas of study that would allow her to combine […] More »
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    Alumni Update: Maggie Yurgielewicz '15

    After graduating from Wheaton this Spring, Maggie Yurgielewicz '15 moved across the world. She was selected to be a part of the 2015 American Samoa World Teach Team. You can follow her journey as a new teacher in a rather enviable setting! More »

    New Publication: Gender-Based Violence and the State in Guatemala’s Genocide and Beyond

    Professor Torres' chapter entitled "Gender-Based Violence and the State in Guatemala’s Genocide and Beyond" was recently published in Applying Anthropology to Gender-Based Violence: Global Responses, Local Practices edited by Jennifer R. Wies and Hillary J. Haldane. More »
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    Around the World on a Watson! Alumni Update: Nana Asare '15

    All too often our students travel the world. Nana Asare '15 was awarded a Watson to look at grassroots public health initiatives around the world. Learning about how social entrepreneurs make a difference in the lives of others Nana hopes to understand the core of the Ubuntu philosophy he grew up on: "I am because […] More »
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    Alumni Update: Fulbright Scholar Savannah Tenney '14

    Savannah Tenney '14 began her year as a Fulbright Scholar in the Fall of 2014. She writes: "Coming to Taiwan, I felt incredibly prepared to teach. What I was not prepared for, however, was the language barrier I would face when communicating with my students and coworkers, especially when I was placed on a small […] More »