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On January 13th, 2012, Dr. Margaret Bruchac gave a talk entitled 'Consorting with Savages: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists' as part of the Department's colloquium series. Dr. Bruchac, of Abenaki Indian descent, is a scholar, performer, and historical consultant who specializes in interpretations and representations of northeastern Native American Indian peoples, from the colonial era to the present. For more information about Dr. Bruchac and her work, check out her web profiles through her website, here.
On February 20th, 2012, Dr. Durba Chattaraj gave a talk entitled 'Roadscapes: Everyday life along the rural-urban continuum in 21st century India' as part of the Department's colloquium series. Dr. Chattaraj is a Senior Writing Fellow in the Critical Writing Program here at Penn, and the author of a dissertation on the same subject as her talk.
On January 13th, 2012, Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes gave a talk entitled 'Who's Got the Knife? The Role of Surgeons in Transplant Trafficking' as part of the Department's colloquium series. Dr. Scheper-Hughes is the Chancellor’s Professor of Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley; a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and the Director of Organs Watch, an organization that tracks international organ trafficking. For more about Dr. Scheper-Hughes and her work, check out her profile on the UC Berkeley website, here.
On March 12, 2012, Dr. Nikhil Anand spoke as part of our colloquia series on "Leaky States: On Ignorance and Absense in Mumbai's Water Supply". Dr. Anand is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Haverford College. His research interests include political ecology, political economy and state formation; infrastructure and technology; urban studies, democracy and citizenship; and South Asia (particularly India). Learn more about him at his profile on the Haverford College website, here.
February 22, 2013 marked the department's 3rd annual Anthrofest. Anthrofest is our annual symposium of excellent undergraduate anthropology research projects. Students present their works-in-progress including thesis work and summer field work. The event brings together undergraduates from across all subfields, as well as faculty and the broader undergraduate and graduate community. Anthropology Undergraduate Research Fellows also have the opportunity to present their research from the past year.