The Chardin Society
Loyola University Student Anthropology Club
The Chardin Society typically holds meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. All meetings are held in the Anthropology lounge, BVM 7th floor (enter via IES). All students are welcome to attend.
For event updates and to join Chardin:
Questions? Email the Chardin Society at ChardinLoyola@gmail.com.
Meet the 2015-16 E-Board!
Emma Harley, President
Anticipated Degree: BA in Anthropology and minor in Islamic World Studies
Interests in Anthropology: I am interested in cultural and medical anthropology.
Favorite anthropologist: My favorite anthropologist is Paul Farmer, a medical anthropologist and physician whose ethnographic and humanitarian field work in Haiti has earned him the title, "the man who would cure the world."
Favorite anthropology class thus far: My favorite anthropology class at Loyola has been Dr. Strand's Contemporary European Culture class.
Vanessa Mercado, Vice President
Anticipated Degree: BS in Anthropology and minor in Italian
Interests in Anthropology: I am interested in cultural anthropology and archaeology.
Favorite anthropologist: I don't have a favorite anthropologist; there are too many interesting anthropologists to just choose one.
Favorite anthropology class thus far: I love all my classes but mostly Ethnographic Methods with Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz. I learned to write well, do ethnography, and got to choose my own research project that I really enjoyed (about the role soccer plays in a community of mostly immigrants from Mexico).
Anne Pluchar, Secretary/Administrative Assistant
Anticipated Degree: BA in Anthropology and Forensic Science with a minor in Chemistry
Interests in Anthropology: I love biological anthropology. I've always known I was interested in science and human anatomy but I never wanted to be a medical doctor. Studying people whose lives you are not responsible for was much more appealing to me.
Favorite anthropologist: I can't say I have one. I've read so much material by so many people and every time I decide I like one or another, I change my mind.
Favorite anthropology class thus far: Osteology with Dr Grauer. I've always loved bones and something people don't think much of can tell you so much. It's a tough class but developing your skills and realizing you can in fact figure out what those tiny fragments are is amazing.
Grace Iverson, Project Manager
Anticipated Degree: BA in Anthropology and Art History
Interests in Anthropology: My interests include visual and material culture -- I hope to work in museums!
Favorite anthropologist: Currently, Lila Abu-Lughod and Sherry Ortner
Favorite anthropology class thus far: My favorite class so far is a tie between Dr. Adams' Material and Immaterial Worlds (Anthropology of Art) and the Museum Collections Internship/class with Dr. Nichols.
Jessica Rivera, Public Relations Representative
Anticipated Degree: BS in Anthropology and with a minor in Biology
Interests in Anthropology: Medical Anthropology
Favorite anthropologist: At the moment? Julie Livingston (Thanks, Dr. Butler).
Favorite anthropology class thus far: I absolutely adore both of the anthropology classes I'm in this semester (Fall 2015): Anth 332: Language, Race, and Inequality with Dr. Strand, and Anth 213: Contemporary African Culture with Dr. Butler.