Spring 2018

Topics in Contemporary Anthropology

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-332

Formerly listed as: ANTH-32

Moodle site: Course


Nusrat S. Chowdhury (Section 01)


This seminar will examine contemporary issues in anthropology. Topics will vary from year to year but might, for instance, include anthropological and ethnographic engagements with postcolonialism, the politics of development, neoliberalism and “anti-globalization” activism, militarism, poverty and the politics of survival, institutions of confinement and care, as well as the writing of grants as a prerequisite for the writing of culture in ethnographies.

Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Chowdhury.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to seniors and majors


2020-21: Offered in Spring 2021
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020