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Defining Borders: Social Theory Graduate Course

Every spring the Committee on Social Theory offers the team-taught seminar—always with four professors. Previous course themes/names for the seminar have included “Law, Sex, and Family” “Autobiography,” and “Security.” But previous seminars may not have spoken so directly to the professors’ personal backgrounds as “Transnational Lives” does with this team of four.

Fruitful Divergence: Jim Ridolfo

As a graduate student Jim Ridolfo embarked on what he thought was a short-term research project that diverged from his dissertation work. This “secondary” project on Samaritan manuscripts has led to nationally-funded, award-winning research.

Office Hours with Katherine Rogers-Carpenter and Erin Koch

Episode seven of Office Hours is here! Join us as we talk to Doctor Katherine Rogers-Carpenter and Doctor Erin Koch their work and interests. Talking points include the new Health, Society and Populations major, visual rhetoric, and tuberculosis from both scientific and artistic points of view.

Office Hours is produced by the College of Arts & Sciences and airs on WRFL FM 88.1 every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Composing Ethnography in Oaxaca

This course will be an international fieldwork writing workshop and transnational experience. Students will conduct ethnographic fieldwork in Oaxaca, Mexico. Students' writing about Oaxacan culture will involve skills of fieldworking: looking, listening, collecting, questioning and interpreting. Through their community service fieldwork, students will question their American cultural observations in systematic ways by engaging with Oaxacan communities and writing about their experiences as seen through their eyes.

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