Loyola Anthropology was well represented at the 2017 SfAA's. Student sharing original research included Kathleen Lantto, Mia LaRocca, Karina Fierro, Amanda Sorensen, and Alice Thompson. Drs. Adams and Gomberg-Muñoz also presented their work in Santa Fe.
On Monday, April 3, Kathleen Adams will offer a presentation of her on-going research with far-flung Indonesian migrants whose recreational returns to the homeland for international festivals and family rituals entail varied experiences of inclusion and exclusion, as well as re-imaginings of identity and ethnic, religious and national heritage.
Senior Anthropology major Grace Iverson has curated an exhibit of 26 Sumba Textiles, following two years of research in the May Weber Ethnographic Collection. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, March 15, from 4:30-6:00 in Damen.
Anthropology students are taking a hands-on approach to help curate a new LUMA exhibition about Indonesian puppets. “It’s fun because this isn’t something most people really know about,” said Liz Bajjalieh, an anthropology major. “I’m taking this little shadow puppet from a little corner of the world, so an entire other world of people can experience it.” READ MORE
On Feb. 7, Hannah Turner will talk about how objects collected during ethnographic or anthropological research in North American Indigenous communities became scientific tools and sources of evidence in museums.
Hanley's presentation was titled "Spatial Analysis of Subsurface Metal Artifacts at 11MH515: an Early 19thCentury Pioneer Farmstead in Northern Illinois." It was resulted from a Provost Fellowship project, supervised by Dr. Daniel Amick.
Dr. Horton is the author of "They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields" (2015). Her talk on Oct. 6 at 4:00 is titled "Ghost Workers: The Labor Implications of Governing Immigration Through Crime." It will be held in Cuneo 109.
In August, Dr. Kathleen Adams gave an invited lecture on “Crafting Ethnic and Cultural Identities in Indonesia” as part of the “Infusing Southeast Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum” faculty development program.
What’s underneath this grass on Halas Quad, may surprise you: old garbage. Extending across this part of Loyola’s Lake Shore campus is a landfill that contains about 60 tons of trash. Hundreds of artifacts exposed during construction projects have been collected and studied by Anthropology professor Dr. Daniel Amick.
Professor Jim Calcagno has developed one of the first online courses available as part of TED’s new Ted Studies series. Dr. Calcagno’s 2013 Evolutionary Anthropology article “What Makes Us Human” served as the inspiration for the course, which features a set of curated talks on evolution from experts such as Jane Goodall.