Graduate Courses

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Concepts: How to Read Hindu and Islamic Texts
AS.070.665 (01)

What is the nature of anthropological concepts and what relations do they bear to concepts internal to a society? We invite students to think with key ideas from Hindu and Islamic traditions, asking if anthropological concepts are best seen as abstractions from the particular or as intertwined with ongoing lines of inquiry, say into the nature of the real and continual efforts to test it? Topics in ritual theory, grammar, aesthetics, translation, revelation, luminosity, figuration and the mythological among those to be considered.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Das, Veena, Khan, Naveeda
  • Room: Mergenthaler 439
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10

Dissertation Research
AS.070.802 (05)

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

Design Anthropology
AS.070.642 (01)

From casinos to canoes, algorithms to animal traps, our worlds are bursting with intentional objects. The word design has come to evoke the prestige of such objects, and their power to shape our collective habits and sensations. This course explores the anthropology of designed artifacts and their complex social trajectories. Beginning with philosophical investigations into the relationship between materials, form, and craft, we will proceed through ethnographic case studies of design as expert discourse and ordinary practice. Ultimately we will consider the affinities between the ethnography and design as open-ended and not entirely predictable engagements with the world.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Degani, Michael, Pandian, Anand
  • Room: Mergenthaler 439
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 6/6

Dissertation Research
AS.070.802 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Ozden-schilling, Thomas
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.802 (04)

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

Defining Region
AS.070.698 (01)

This course is open to anthropology graduate students only and is to be run on a workshop model. It is to help those students writing their regional essay for the comprehensive exams to acquire expertise in regional debates and literature relevant to their field research. Our understanding of regions is one of cross-cutting concepts and questions rather than geographical framings alone. After identifying a concept or question, each student will create an annotated bibliography, trace the shape of arguments as they emerge within the readings, create an outline and work toward a draft of the final essay.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Angelini, Alessandro, Han, Clara
  • Room: Mergenthaler 439
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10

Proseminar
AS.070.616 (01)

This course will consist of close reading of anthropological and philosophical texts to trace some important aspects of the underlying presuppositions of social theory. We will try to see how regions generate both data and theory; and also see how some abiding concerns around the relation between structural formations and formations of subjects are expressed in classical and current anthropological thought.

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

Kinship: Old and New
AS.070.639 (01)

We will track the transformations in kinship theory in relation to wider changes in legal theory, biomedicine, and the relation between state and family. In particular, we will ask how the concepts of sovereignty, gift, exchange, human and non-human milieus affect notions of relations. Open to undergraduate anthropology majors with instructors approval.. Co-listed with AS.070.426

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room: Mergenthaler 439
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/7

Dissertation Research
AS.070.802 (02)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.070.802 (01)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.070.802 (07)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.070.802 (06)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.070.802 (08)

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

Directed Readings and Research
AS.070.870 (01)

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

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.867 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Han, Clara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10

Directed Readings and Research
AS.070.874 (01)

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

Directed Readings and Research
AS.070.872 (01)

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

Directed Readings and Research
AS.070.866 (01)

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

Directed Readings and Research
AS.070.886 (01)

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

Directed Readings and Research
AS.070.892 (01)

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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.070.665 (01)Concepts: How to Read Hindu and Islamic TextsF 2:00PM - 4:30PMDas, Veena, Khan, NaveedaMergenthaler 439
AS.070.802 (05)Dissertation ResearchKhan, Naveeda 
AS.070.642 (01)Design AnthropologyM 1:30PM - 4:00PMDegani, Michael, Pandian, AnandMergenthaler 439
AS.070.802 (03)Dissertation ResearchOzden-schilling, Thomas 
AS.070.802 (04)Dissertation ResearchPoole, Deborah 
AS.070.698 (01)Defining RegionW 2:00PM - 4:00PMAngelini, Alessandro, Han, ClaraMergenthaler 439
AS.070.616 (01)ProseminarT 10:00AM - 12:00PMKhan, NaveedaMergenthaler 439
AS.070.639 (01)Kinship: Old and NewTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMDas, VeenaMergenthaler 439
AS.070.802 (02)Dissertation ResearchDegani, Michael 
AS.070.802 (01)Dissertation ResearchDas, Veena 
AS.070.802 (07)Dissertation ResearchHan, Clara 
AS.070.802 (06)Dissertation ResearchHaeri, Niloofar 
AS.070.802 (08)Dissertation ResearchPandian, Anand 
AS.070.870 (01)Directed Readings and ResearchDegani, Michael 
AS.070.867 (01)Directed Reading and ResearchHan, Clara 
AS.070.874 (01)Directed Readings and ResearchHaeri, Niloofar 
AS.070.872 (01)Directed Readings and ResearchDas, Veena 
AS.070.866 (01)Directed Readings and ResearchPandian, Anand 
AS.070.886 (01)Directed Readings and ResearchPoole, Deborah 
AS.070.892 (01)Directed Readings and ResearchKhan, Naveeda 

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info