Thursday, April 15, 2010

Profs. Grinker, Lubkemann are co-editors of new book on Africa

The second edition of Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation has just been published by Wiley-Blackwell. Editors are R. Richard Grinker, Stephen C. Lubkemann, and Christopher B. Steiner. It contains 46 articles illustrating the way scholars have described and understood African history and culture over the past several decades.


New M.A. concentration in Medical Anthropology approved

The Anthropology Department is pleased to announce that Columbian College has approved a new concentration in Medical Anthropology for our M.A. Program, joining our successful concentrations in Museum Training and International Development. To support this program, we have also created a new graduate course, Anth 255: Topics in Medical Anthropology, to complement the existing medical anthropology seminar (Anth 254). Several courses in Public Health are options within the concentration.

Medical Anthropology will be a 15-credit hour concentration within the 36-hour MA in Anthropology. It will be a very distinct entity within the world of anthropology graduate study, since very few schools have medical anthropology programs and those few seldom offer an M.A. degree. The program is expected to appeal to people who have earned or are working toward graduate degrees in complementary fields, such as Public Health, Public Administration, or Medicine, and who seek to add training in medical anthropology.

The concentration officially becomes available in fall 2011. Interested students should contact Prof. Barbara Miller,