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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 »
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    Alumn Update: Michelle Van Akin '13

    Michelle Van Akin '13 will graduate in June 2015 with a Master’s in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, also known as Sciences Po. According to Michelle, "the last two years have been It has been a grilling two years of intense studies and a six month long internship. The first year […] More »
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    Student Publications: Erin Cotton '16

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    Alumni Update: Noel Manu '13

      Noel Manu is currently completing her MPH program at Hunter College. She concentrating in Community Health Education, with a focus on Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health.   For Noel, her interest in public health began in Anthropology courses focused on community. Thinking back on her experience at Wheaton, Noel writes: "Apart from studying about cultures, […] 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 »