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Bard College

Program Overview

What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of people and cultural difference both past and present.  Anthropology is a holistic field that uses the wide variety of human expression and practices around the globe as its source of data.  The central feature of Anthropology is ethnography and fieldwork, which entails the study of how people make meaning from the world around them.

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Recent Events ::

"Loving Liberally: Settling Intimate Accounts in an Expanding American Home"
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Developing America’s Paradise: ‘Foreign’ Investment and Gender in the US Virgin Islands
Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 201


"Saving and Salvation: How Farmers Do Not Hold on to Money in Northeastern Brazil"
 

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Retrofitting the American Dream: An Ethnography of Suburban Redesign
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Film Screening: Are You Listening!
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 3:10 pm – 4:40 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Alumni Profiles ::

Andrew Newman '01, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Wayne State University
Andrew Newman graduated from Bard in 2001 with a major in Anthropology and is now Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University. His senior project, "Urban Like a Jackalope: Culture, Capital, and the Remaking of Downtown Houston", was written under the supervision of Prof. Mario Bick and sparked his interest in urban ethnography. He pursued his doctoral training at the CUNY Graduate Center under the supervision of Prof. Ida Susser. MORE ::