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Department of Anthropology
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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Departmental News, Events & Links
  • Your Anthropology Senior Major Reps for academic year 2014-15 are: Sarah Loshusan (sloshusan@bmc) and Maria McGurrin (mmcgurrin@bmc)
  • A compilation of field schools (both ethnographic and archaeological) plus internship possibilities is maintained in Dalton 114.  To view this folder, please see Karen.
  • The Anthropology senior majors graduation toast is MONDAY, MAY 11 @ 3:00 in Dalton 212E.
  • The Anthropology Spring Tea is scheduled for MONDAY, MARCH 23 @ 4:15 in DALTON 315. All are welcome to come enjoy a spring-themed tea and speak with faculty and majors.
  • Field school opportunity this summer 2015 in western Tennessee with Professor Barrier (see link below).

Field School in Tennessee

New Course Offerings – Fall 2015
  ANTH 202 AFRICA IN THE WORLD. Susanna Fioratta
M/W 2:40-4:00

We will approach Africa with an emphasis on the many interconnections that link the continent with the rest of the world through both time and space. Rather than regarding Africa as separate or apart, we examine the centrality of African engagements with global movements. In attempting a survey of particular, bounded African “peoples” or “cultures,” we will explore complex issues and processes through interconnected topics including colonial and postcolonial politics, urban life, gender and sexuality, religion, economic networks, development, and transnational migration. Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or instructor permission.


F 1:10-3:30

 We will explore economic globalization from an anthropological perspective focusing on the social, cultural, and historical aspects of global connections and how the growing integration of different countries and economic systems shape everyday life experience, how individuals actively engage with and help shape changing global processes, the meanings and motivations that guide people to accumulate capital, structural inequalities and barriers that prevent others from doing so, and the paths of mobile individuals around the world-those who cross borders “legally” and those whose movements are deemed “illegal.” Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or instructor permission.


T 2:10-4:00

This course will consider the role of migration in the formation, reproduction, and alteration of human societies and how archaeologists recognize and study movement, and how knowledge of the past contributes to a broader anthropological understanding of human migration. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or instructor permission.