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  • Engendering Violence

    Prof. M. Gabriela Torres publishes a new article on Guatemala’s national family in a brutal military regime. More »
  • Senior Symposium Keynote: Sherine Hamdy

    Sherine Hamdy (Brown University) will be presenting this year's keynote address at on February 2nd at the 35th Annual Sociology Anthropology Senior Research Symposium.  Her lecture reflecting on her practice of anthropology begins at 6:15 in Emerson-FDR and is entitled "An Anthropologist Embraces Comics.” Professor Hamdy is a Greenwall Foundation Scholar in Bioethics at Brown […] More »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Anthropology and Health

    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 »
  • Anthropology and Health

    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 »