Fall 2018 Wednesdays, 6-8pm 416 Tozzer Anthropology Building Dr. Veronika Kusumaryati (Harvard College Fellow in Media Anthropology) Office hours: Wednesdays, 4 – 5 pm or by appointment
Course Description: This course is a critical survey of the principal studies in the anthropology of media. It will address the aesthetic and political debates across the history of this sub-discipline in anthropology whose central questions include: In what ways has anthropology engaged with media? What role do...
This individual tutorial is for social anthropology students intending to write a senior thesis, and is normally undertaken with an advanced graduate student during the second term of junior year. Students will have weekly meetings with the project advisor for the purposes of developing the appropriate background research on theoretical, thematic, regional, and methodological literature relevant to their thesis topic, and fully refining their summer research proposal. The tutorial's final paper will be comprised of a research proposal representing the research undertaken during the semester.
This is a full year research and writing seminar limited to senior honors candidates. The course is intended to provide students with practical guidance and advice during the thesis writing process through structured assignments and peer feedback on work-in-progress. It is intended to supplement not replace faculty thesis advising (with the requirement of consulting regularly with the advisor built into the assignments) and, most importantly, allow students to share their work and experiences with other thesis writers in a collegial and supportive environment. The seminar will be run jointly... Read more about Senior Tutorial in Anthropology: Thesis Writing
The issue of force is at the heart of policing and militarization. Scholarship conceives of force as being spread across a continuum. This broadly encompasses the physical presence of the beat cop to the global force of military occupation. Deadly force, an issue in both militarization and policing, is a growing concern today. For a long time, students of policing have thought that the police continuum of force ceases where the military one starts (with lethal force involving a growing number of casualties). Yet, in the wake of Ferguson, contemporary forms of civil... Read more about Policing and Militarization Today