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  • Atsu_Ishizumi

    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 »
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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 »
  • Laura Donovan

    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 »