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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 »
  • 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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    Professor Torres and Peter Coco on Web Writing in Anthropology

    Professor M. Gabriela Torres and Peter Coco have submitted a paper entitled "Curation in Writing: Using a "Building" and "Breaking" Pedagogy to Teach Culture in the Digital Age" for open peer review in a digital book-in-progress, Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning, under contract with Michigan Publishing. The volume is […] More »
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    Professor Bruce Owens leads Wheaton College's Semester in Bhutan at Royal Thimpu College

    Professor Bruce Owens is leading 11 students in a semester of study in Bhutan in the Spring 2013. This is the fourth group of Wheaton College students that will spend a term at Royal Thimphu College. Anthropology majors Benjamin Kragen '14 and Ariel Eaton '14 will be joining the Thimpu community and interning while they […] More »
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    Professor Eric Kelley's new publication in Cultural Survival

    Visiting Instructor of Anthropology, Professor Eric Kelley's new publication in Cultural Survival Quarterly on the land tenure struggles of the Avá-Guaraní in Paraguay touches on issues shared by many indigenous peoples of the Americas. Professor Kelley's account of the eviction process that the community of Yva Poty suffers resonates with the tentative land tenure  many […] More »
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    Engaged Anthropology

    First rate pedagogy has a good fit with carefully considered political engagement. In November 2012, Professor Kerner and the students in her methods class demonstrated that the knowledge gleaned from Anthropology can be used to encourage transformation. As quoted in a recent Wheaton Wire article, Professor Kerner "challenged the class to come up with something […] More »
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    Professor Hilary Haldane to Speak at Wheaton

    Professor Haldane (Quinnipiac University) will speak on "When Human and natural Disasters Collide: Understanding the Violence of Everyday Life." More »
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    Faculty: Tech 'n Talk, Professor Donna Kerner

    Digital Storytelling: Does narrative have a place in scholarship? Tuesday, April 3 at 12:30 in Faculty Dining. Many are beginning to see short, narrative multimedia as a compelling complement to traditional forms such as the venerable research paper. Join Donna Kerner as she describes how new media has pushed her students’ work in new directions, and opened […] More »