APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY, FALL 2015
Teams of two or three students will serve as discussion facilitators for faculty presentations. This role includes 1) meeting with the faculty member prior to their classroom lecture to get a short academic biography and summarize their scholarship; 2) introducing them to the class; and 3) directing classroom discussion on the reading(s) the faculty member has assigned. Directing discussion includes preparing a list of questions based on the readings, the lecture, and the faculty member's research and including this in a powerpoint. You must plan to lead off the discussion with a reasonably structured presentation of about 10-15 minutes; please do not leaf through an assigned paper or your notes and hope for an intellectually inspired and structured discussion.
Teams of two or three students will be responsible to serve as discussion facilitators for faculty presentations. In most weeks a faculty member will appear in class between 3:00 and 3:45 and lecture on their research. This lecture will be briefly introduced by the discussion facilitators, who will outline the faculty member's academic biography and their scholarship. You may volunteer to present a particular faculty member's work; if there are no volunteers, discussion facilitators will be chosen at random by the end of the second week of class. In the second half of the class meeting the discussion facilitators will be responsible for leading discussion on the faculty presentation and the readings assigned by that faculty member.
Your presentations should 1) provide an introduction to the faculty member's academic training and scholarship; 2) present an organized outline of the presentation and readings' central ideas; and 3) pose questions the lecture and readings raised for you. This discussion introduction should last about 15-20 minutes. You are expected to pose at least four or five substantive questions to frame discussion and to subsequently actively lead the discussion. The students not leading discussion on that day are responsible for contributing to the discussion and offering additional questions pertinent to the readings that may not have been raised. The grades for discussion facilitators who are not well-prepared will be penalized. Discussion facilitators who forget their presentation date will receive our sympathy but will not receive any credit for the assignment.
Your class introduction must be preceded by a meeting with the faculty member during his/her office hours at least one week before their presentation. Please keep in mind that faculty members are all over-committed, so you MUST contact them directly (copy all emails directly to me to document that you are indeed setting up these meetings). You can click on their names below for their emails. You should coordinate this meeting with the other discussion facilitators presenting the faculty member's work: faculty will not meet with each of you individually. During this meeting, you should secure biographical information, like where they trained, what their central research projects have been, how they came to be anthropologists, and how they define applied anthropology. This will count for 10% of your course grade, and every member of the group will receive the same score unless there are special circumstances. Any student that does not meet with the faculty member as required will be penalized half of these points. Any discussion team that does not provide a powerpoint for the class will lose one-half of the assignment credit. I reserve the right to return outlines to your group if they are not sufficiently thorough.
Please keep in mind that faculty members are all over-committed, so you MUST contact them directly. Click on a faculty member's name on this page for their email. Copy all emails directly to me to document that you are indeed setting up these meetings.
You must coordinate this meeting with the other discussion facilitators presenting the faculty member's work: please do not expect faculty to meet with each of you individually. During this meeting, you should secure biographical information, like where they trained, what their central research projects have been, how they came to be anthropologists, and how they define applied anthropology.
The discussion presentation will count for 15% of your course grade. Any individual student that does not meet with the faculty member as required will be penalized half of these points. Each student in any discussion team that does not provide a written outline for the class will lose one-half of the assignment credit.
Please note that you are scheduled to present the reading directly BELOW your name. Please do not forget your presentation day; do contact me if you have any questions.
Guest Lecturer: Paul
Guest Lecturer: Paul
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Race, Displacement, and 20th
Century University Landscapes: An Archaeology of Renewal and Urban
Universities (Mullins and Jones) (Oncourse)
Guest Lecturer: Elizabeth
Guest Lecturer: Elizabeth Kryder-Reid
Museums: A Place to Work Planning Museum Careers (Glaser and Zenetou) (Oncourse)
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Being for Somebody: The Ongoing Transformation of the American Museum (Weil)
Guest Lecturer: Jeremy
Guest Lecturer: Jeremy Wilson
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A Human Rights Approach to the Global Problem of Missing and Unidentified
Persons (Kimmerle) (Oncourse)
Guest Lecturer: Larry
Activism and creating a translational archaeology of homelessness (Zimmerman et al) (Oncourse)
Homelessness (Zimmerman) (Oncourse)
Homeless, Home-Making, and
Archaeology: ‘To be at home wherever I find myself’ (Zimmerman) (Oncourse)
Guest Lecturer: Nick Rattray
Structural Violence and Clinical Medicine (Farmer) (Oncourse)
Anthropology in the Clinic: The Problem of Cultural Competency and How to Fix It (Kleinman) (Oncourse)
Guest Lecturer Sue
Moving Past Public Anthropology and Doing Collaborative Research (Lassiter) (Oncourse)
Using ethnographic methods to
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Guest Lecturer: Audrey
How the Grass Became Greener in the City: On Urban Imaginings and Practices of Sustainable Living in Sweden (Isenhour) (Oncourse)
Public Understanding of
Sustainable Tourism (Miller et al) (Oncourse)
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Guest Lecturer: Jeanette Dickerson-Putman
Caring for People with HIV (Makina) (Oncourse)
"Retirement Lost": The New Role of the Elderly as Caretakers for Orphans in Western Kenya (Nyembedha) (Oncourse)
Children Caring for their "Caregivers" (Skovdal) (Oncourse)
Guest Lecturer: Gina
Recent Changes and Trends in the Practice of Applied Anthropology (Kedia)
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The Convergence of Applied, Practicing, and Public Anthropology in the 21st Century (Lamphere) (Oncourse)
The Giant Footprints (Cusack-McVeigh) (Oncourse)
The Giant Footprints (Cusack-McVeigh) (Oncourse)
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Professionals, Marine Educators, and Researchers (Matsumoto et al)
Last updated Sept 9, 2015