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AL 313 Lounge

March 2016

Abounding Life, or, Gathering the Ten Thousand Wild Things: A Conversation with Judith Farquhar and Lili Lai

March 24, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Judith Farquhar (Chicago/NHC) and Lili Lai (Medical Humanities, Peking) are working on a book together tentatively titled Gathering Medicines in the Mountains: Nation, Body and Knowledge in China's Ethnic South.

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September 2016

Brown Bag Lunch

September 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lindsey West is a senior PhD student in Medical Anthropology; she just started as an Experience Researcher for Adobe Systems where she uses her training in ethnographic methods and interviewing to bring insights into the product design process. Since deciding to look beyond teaching, she has learned a lot about the kinds of jobs that exist for anthropologists, and some useful tips for studying and communicating with cultures outside of academia.    While nearing completion of her Ph.D., Kim Allen decided to return to her…

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November 2016

PhD dissertation defense of Laura Gutiérrez

November 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Laura Gutiérrez’s dissertation defense will be held on Monday, November 7, starting at 2:00 pm (public talk) in the Anthropology Lounge.  The title of Laura’s dissertation is: “The Political Ontology of Seeds: Seed Sovereignty Struggles in an Indigenous Resguardo in Colombia.”  

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Malena Rousseau Dissertation Defense

November 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Seeking Buen Vivir: Re-imagining Livelihoods in the Shifting Political Economic Landscape of Cangahua, Ecuador Malena Rousseau Dissertation Defense Monday, November 28 at 1pm AL313A Common Room

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March 2017

Anna Kushkova Defense- Public Talk

March 6, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

FROM: Anna Kushkova’s dissertation committee Anna Kushkova will defend her dissertation “Navigating the planned economy: Accommodation and survival in Moscow’spost-war ‘Soviet Jewish pale’” on Monday, March 6, 2017. The defense will begin at 8.45 am in Alumni 304, followed by a public presentation at 12.30 in Alumni 313A.

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Taylor Livingston Public Talk

March 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

My Body Knows What to Do": Social Support in a Prenatal Setting This is not your standard prenatal visit: there are nametags, cookies, and group yoga. CenteringPregnancy (CP), a facilitative, non-hierarchal group prenatal healthcare program, which challenges the traditional provider-patient model of prenatal care and its central tenet that women and their pregnant bodies need medical professionals’ surveillance and intervention. Research has shown that participants of CP have better birth outcomes than women seeking traditional prenatal care, especially in reducing the rates…

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