Graduate Courses

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Normal and Pathological
AS.070.624 (01)

This seminar explores the shifting lines of the normal and the pathological and the constitution of disease in the complex of medicine, public health, and the social. Readings include the works of Canguilhem and Foucault, historical monographs and ethnographies. Students will have the opportunity to develop substantial research or review papers throughout the course of the seminar.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Greene, Jeremy, Han, Clara
  • Room: Mergenthaler 431
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/7

Proposal Writing
AS.070.659 (01)

The seminar will offer a forum for students to discuss research projects, prepare grant proposals and think further about issues of ethnographic methodology and writing. Open to Anthropology graduate students only.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Ozden-schilling, Thomas
  • Room: Mergenthaler 439
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/6

The Anthropological Tone in Philosophy
AS.070.691 (01)

This course will ask: what constitutes an anthropological tone in philosophy? We will take up classical topics such as rule following, everyday life, skepticism, concept formation, realism, and signification in selected texts of anthropology and philosophy for understanding if these crisscross and overlap.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room: Mergenthaler 439
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Haeri, Niloofar
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Poole, Deborah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Guyer, Jane
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Methods
AS.070.617 (01)

The seminar will offer a forum for students to reflect on preliminary field research and think further about problems of ethnographic method. We will proceed in the manner of a workshop for ongoing projects. Open to anthropology graduate students only.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Instructor: Poole, Deborah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10

Romanticism and Anthropology
AS.070.687 (01)

The word "romantic" has long carried negative connotations within anthropology meaning the tendency to idealize, exoticize, or seek out the irrational. Instead, through a focus on the themes of magic, art, myth, nature and creativity, we suggest that romantic philosophy has offered and continues to offer much of interest for contemporary anthropology. Drawing on select readings in philosophy and anthropology, we will explore the suppressed romantic legacy of anthropology. This is an undergraduate and graduate combined course. Recommended Course Background: Undergraduates have to have taken at least one anthropology course (any level) to register. Or else they need the permission of the instructor.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Khan, Naveeda
  • Room: Mergenthaler 439
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/7

Readings in Anthropology
AS.070.682 (01)

This course introduces classical texts from the anthropological archives in relation to contemporary debates in the discipline. In this year’s iteration, our readings and discussion will explore the idea of a public and engaged anthropology.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Pandian, Anand
  • Room: Mergenthaler 439
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Khan, Naveeda
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Pandian, Anand
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.869 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Pandian, Anand
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.867 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Khan, Naveeda
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.871 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Obarrio, Juan M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Han, Clara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Cervone, Emma
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.893 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Obarrio, Juan M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.883 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Haeri, Niloofar
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Media Theory in the Age of Big Data
AS.211.748 (01)

This seminar will explore some key themes in contemporary media theory in an age when five tech giants have succeeded in infiltrating the daily lives of global citizens to an unprecedented degree in history. We will study the impact of this saturation on socioeconomic inequality as well as the implications of an almost total loss of privacy. Among the strategies of resistance to the capacity for surveillance these companies have developed we will focus in particular on current examples of feminist media art and voices from the global and cultural periphery as well as tendencies in these practices to emphasize a return to interpersonal connections and the embodied here and now. As case studies we nay include #metoo, slo-film movements from Southern Bahia in Brazil, and the financing and distribution of art films by mega media companies like Netflix.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Wegenstein, Bernadette
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/25

Directed Reading & Research
AS.070.867 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Han, Clara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.885 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Poole, Deborah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.070.624 (01)Normal and PathologicalT 1:30PM - 4:00PMGreene, Jeremy, Han, ClaraMergenthaler 431
AS.070.659 (01)Proposal WritingT 10:00AM - 12:00PMOzden-schilling, ThomasMergenthaler 439
AS.070.691 (01)The Anthropological Tone in PhilosophyF 2:00PM - 4:00PMDas, VeenaMergenthaler 439
AS.070.801 (04)Dissertation ResearchHaeri, Niloofar 
AS.070.801 (03)Dissertation ResearchPoole, Deborah 
AS.070.801 (01)Dissertation ResearchGuyer, Jane 
AS.070.801 (02)Dissertation ResearchDas, Veena 
AS.070.617 (01)MethodsW 11:00AM - 1:00PMPoole, Deborah 
AS.070.687 (01)Romanticism and AnthropologyW 1:30PM - 4:00PMKhan, NaveedaMergenthaler 439
AS.070.682 (01)Readings in AnthropologyM 2:00PM - 4:00PMPandian, AnandMergenthaler 439
AS.070.801 (05)Dissertation ResearchKhan, Naveeda 
AS.070.801 (06)Dissertation ResearchPandian, Anand 
AS.070.869 (01)Directed Reading and ResearchPandian, Anand 
AS.070.867 (02)Directed Reading and ResearchKhan, Naveeda 
AS.070.871 (01)Directed Reading and ResearchDas, Veena 
AS.070.801 (09)Dissertation ResearchObarrio, Juan M 
AS.070.801 (07)Dissertation ResearchHan, Clara 
AS.070.801 (08)Dissertation ResearchCervone, Emma 
AS.070.893 (01)Directed Reading and ResearchObarrio, Juan M 
AS.070.883 (01)Directed Reading and ResearchHaeri, Niloofar 
AS.211.748 (01)Media Theory in the Age of Big DataF 2:00PM - 4:00PMWegenstein, BernadetteGilman 479
AS.070.867 (01)Directed Reading & ResearchHan, Clara 
AS.070.885 (01)Directed Reading and ResearchPoole, Deborah