The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine is at the forefront of innovation in anthropological research. It has become recognized as one of the top anthropology programs for graduate work in the United States.
University of California, Irvine Anthropology Alumni @ the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science in Sydney, Australia August 29th - September 1st, 2018
UCI PhD alums at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science in Sydney, August 2018. The group includes Anthro Phds Andrea Ballestero, Alexandra Lipman and Allison Fish, with Kate Henne, UCI CLS Phd. They are gathered at a special exhibit that showcased how STS research and teaching has developed in different places. Current UCI Anthro PhD students James Adams and Maggie Woodruff developed an exhibit focused on STS in UCI Anthropology. See the UCI Anthro STS digital exhibit
Kristin Peterson and Ann Wilkinson. Peterson is Wilkison's dissertation advisor for a project that explores the "the logics, appeal, and practices of emergent transnational right-wing movements through a contextualized, ethnographic analysis with those who shape one of its most rapidly growing sectors: Mexican "pro-family" advocates."
ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEBT
Student debt approaches $1.5 trillion while the US national debt climbs to $22 trillion. How has such fantastical indebtedness shaped culture, identity and social practice across the globe and through time? This course examines how debt becomes entangled with all manner of cultural phenomena: slavery, hierarchy, consumption, markets, ritual practice, racism, gender and, of course, education.
ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE This course explores how pollution, climate change, and other environmental problems impact people around the world and worsen social inequalities. Students learn about different cases of environmental injustice in the United States, India, Taiwan, and Canada, and about how people (including scientists and engineers) have become environmental activists to find and advocate for solutions. Environmental Injustice
ETHNOGRAPHIC METHODS Exposes students to diverse methods, both traditional and experimental, used in anthropological ethnographic research. Students gain experience practicing diverse methods, and learn to select methods appropriate to particular study designs and contexts.