Anthropology

Workshop Report, part 1

Christopher Kiahtipes is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences working on reconstructing past environments in tropical Central Africa to better understanding the links between culture, ecology and climate.

2015-07-06T16:14:44+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Christopher in Italy|

Presenting Research in Italy

Christopher Kiahtipes is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences working on reconstructing past environments in tropical Central Africa to better understanding the links between culture, ecology and climate.

2015-06-18T08:40:55+00:00 June 16th, 2015|Christopher in Italy|

Research at the Smithsonian: Investigating Latinos, reproduction, and disability

The 2013 LMSP Fellows at the Smithsonian Castle, Jessica is in the back row, 7th from the left. Taken by Diana Bossa, Smithsonian Latino Center. The final part of my practicum at the National Museum of American History allowed me to further explore intersections of reproductive decision-making and disability among Latinos. As I finished my research on eugenics and coercive sterilization in the U.S. (see previous post for more details), I came upon allegations raised this summer that from 2006-2010 at least 148 female inmates in a California prison underwent coercive sterilizations. Unfortunately, the history I explored is still incredibly relevant today. This poster from the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (year unknown) reminds [...]

2013-09-05T16:56:52+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Jessica in Washington, D.C.|

What is the American experience, anyway?

Jessica is a graduate student in cultural anthropology and a candidate for a graduate certificate in women's and gender studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Jessica is working on her dissertation, which compares middle-class, heterosexual Mexican-American couples and Anglo couples in the U.S. with the goal of understanding why these individuals choose to be child-free and how gender influences power relations in decision-making. During summer 2013, she is attending the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program in Washington, D.C., to expand her knowledge of Latino studies and explore how her work as an anthropologist can be utilized in a museum setting.

2013-07-18T15:44:58+00:00 July 18th, 2013|Jessica in Washington, D.C.|

Empowering communities in Rio de Janeiro

Kerri is a graduate student in medical anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Internship for summer 2013 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a non-governmental organization focused on gender and racial equality.

2013-06-27T19:02:15+00:00 June 21st, 2013|Kerri in Brazil|

Preparing for my journey to Central America

Kimberly is a junior double major in biological sciences and chemistry in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. As part of SMU Engaged Learning, she is conducting an Unbridled Project in Guatemala during 2012-13. She plans to research health-related traditions, beliefs and practices in the indigenous Mayan community and evaluate how these values and beliefs occasionally clash with Western medicine.

2012-05-18T15:49:36+00:00 May 2nd, 2012|Kimberly, Guatemala|
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