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Department of Anthropology


Welcome to the Department of Anthropology's events page! Events are open to all members of the University of South Carolina community and the public. Topics range from scholarly research to industry advice (e.g., careers, publishing, research).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In particular, the Colloquia Series hosts local scholars and invited guests who cover engaging research from around the world. They are an excellent opportunity to learn about groundbreaking anthropological research, to meet and interact with scholars, and get inspired by what others are doing. The 2022-2023 series is being held in person

Dr. Amy Snipes (Pennsylvania State University)  will talk about her research on migrant farm work as influenced by her position as a slave-descendant daughter of the American South. Focusing on her positions as a Southern woman, anthropologist, and health behavioralist, she untangles how these interesting perspectives strengthened her ties to health, equity and policies for migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

When: Friday, February 24, 2023 at 2:00pm

Where: Close-Hipp Building, Room 401

Media: Flyer

Dr. Kendra Calhoun (University of California, Los Angeles) will talk about her research on Black TikTok and explore how representations of Black linguistic diversity on the platform expand and challenge dominant representations of Black language practices and explore how this phenomenon contributes to sociolinguistic and linguistic anthropological understandings of the relationship between language and race.

When: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 3:00pm

Where: Gambrell, Room 429

Media: Flyer

Marjorie (Candy) Goodwin (University of California, Los Angeles) puts out a call to action for more ethnographic study on children.  She posits that "The value of ethnographic study is that we can hear the voices of the children themselves as they articulate their social organization for each other. This permits a more nuanced view of children’s social worlds on streets and in playgrounds" . She will be joined by pannelists Ignasi Clemente Pesudo, Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop, Keith Murphy, and Jennifer Schlegel.

When: Friday, April 7, 2023 at 3:30pm 

Where: Gambrell, Room 153

Media: Flyer



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