Teaching

Ethnographic Research Methods

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

Teaching Fellow

Instructor: 

Laurence Ralph (Associate Professor of Anthropology; Harvard University)

Course Introduction: 

This course provides a critical introduction to some of the key methods used in anthropological research, paying special attention to topic formation, the deployment of theoretical resources, the techniques of engagement in field work sites and with people, and the politics and ethics of fieldwork and ethnographic knowledge production. Our approach will combine readings in critical anthropology...

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Grounding the Global: Anthropological Approaches

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

Teaching Fellow

Instructor:

Ieva Jusionyte (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University)

Course Introduction:

How does social anthropology - the study and representation of contemporary societies through fieldwork and ethnographic writing - critically and constructively intervene in the contemporary world? This course shows the value of anthropological perspective (with its emphases on cultural particularity and everyday experience) for understanding global issues such as transnational migration and the building of...

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Grounding the Global: Anthropological Approaches

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

Teaching Fellow

Instructor: 

Smita Lahiri (Assistant Professor of Anthropology; University of New Hampshire)

Course Introduction:

How does social anthropology— the study and representation of contemporary societies through fieldwork and ethnographic writing— intervene in the contemporary world? This course offers an overview of social anthropology’s central tenets and impact through focused explorations of  anthropological (and anthropologically informed) research, criticism, advocacy, and creative works.

Case Studies in Global Health: Biosocial Perspectives

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2015

Teaching Fellow

Instructors:

Arthur Kleinman (Anthropology; Harvard Medical School), Paul E. Farmer (University Professor; Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health), Ann E. Becker (Harvard Medical School); Salmaan Keshavjee (Harvard Medical School).

Course Introduction: 

Examines, through lectures and case-based discussions, a collection of global health problems rooted in rapidly changing social structures that transcend national and other administrative boundaries. Students will explore case studies (addressing...

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