Finally, an update-if you are interested in reading more about my take on the rural response to events in Oaxaca you can! There is a working paper at CCIS (Center for Comparative Immigration Studies) at the University of California, San Diego. In the paper I present preliminary data on research in three communities and argue that for most rural Oaxacans last year's strikes and violence have had a negative impact, and this is particularly so for artisans who are dependent on… Continue
Added by Jeffrey H. Cohen on July 13, 2007 at 8:13am —
The meeting with my committee was very productive - comments were provided, clarified and I have a plan for making revisions to the document. Looks like I can defend during the first week of September; could have been earlier, but the anthro dept won't be back until after the fall term starts, so...in the meantime, PLENTY to do!
As it stands I'll be in Michigan until 6/14, then back in Florida until 6/26, back to Michigan until I get a firm defense date. It's just easier to get… Continue
Added by Christine Miller on June 9, 2007 at 9:26am —
It's been really nice to be home for a few weeks; things seems almost "normal." On Friday I meet with my committee to hear comments on the complete draft of my dissertation. I should know after that meeting whether I'll be able to defend by the end of the summer term (7/31).
Lots of work and lots of changes ahead!
Added by Christine Miller on June 6, 2007 at 10:23am —
From film to DVD-Rom. I'm probably bringing on a world of pain by doing this, but I've decided to pursue the tourism in China film project as a multi-media ethnography. It seems that doing it as a film requires cutting too much away. And, as the project is against the very idea of narrative closure, DVD-Rom offers more possibilities in relation to presenting multi-faceted, multi-layered, collaborative ethnography. Now I just have to learn Macromedia programming to make it happen ...… Continue
Added by R. Scott Wilson on May 28, 2007 at 8:34pm —
My recent paper for SfAA, "Opium Poppy Cultivation in Central Helmand, Afghanistan: A Case Study in Bad Program Management", outlines my primary focus these days. All comments appreciated.
In the recent panels on "Working with Government Agencies" it was surprising to learn that no one attending apparently had ever heard of the Social Soundness Analysis that was a required part of all USAID project papers, at least in Asia, through at least the 1980s. Anyone out there ever heard of… Continue
Added by rbscott on May 24, 2007 at 1:51pm —
I have lived in Europe for more than five years. In addition, I am a Marine who served in Vietnam. Thus, I have deeply felt convictions about our losses in Afghanistan & Iraq, both from personal experience & the media. However, I think most of the young of the world are more concerned about the ease of international studies, than these political matters. However, with regard to three global regions I sense a major loss of students for reason of ideology: from Latin America, from Eastern… Continue
Added by James Wallace 'Bim' Beckman on May 11, 2007 at 10:13am —
During my research this year, I discovered how amazing it is to evaluate children knowledge about insects and how sad children can be when their favorite plants are threatened by insects.
Added by Rose Fagbemissi on May 11, 2007 at 8:16am —
I am a graduate research assistant for Dr. Carl Kendall. Dr. Kendall and I are working on a book chapter focusing on medical anthropology and international (health focused) humanitarian aid. I am trying to compile a list of medical anthropologists involved in non-academic international health-related work (this does not mean they can not hold academic positions). I are particularly interested in identifying medical anthropologists who may not be publishing in peer-review journals but rather are… Continue
Added by Alexandra Priebe on May 9, 2007 at 12:18pm —
I am currently at the end of a short piece of research in Oaxaca, Mexico with funding from the NSF. The project, The role of crises in
migration outcomes: rural Oaxacans and politics in Oaxaca City, Mexico,
is an investigation into the impacts of last year's unrest (strikes, violence,
economic chaos) on rural communities. So, working in three pueblos
a suburban bedroom community for Oaxaca-but also an independent town
a craft producing town
a rural,… Continue
Added by Jeffrey H. Cohen on May 8, 2007 at 11:21am —
This is perfect -- I was just thinking, as I sat down to finish the first of three papers due by the end of the week -- that surely I had forgotten to do something. Something pressing ... something that didn't involve analysis of anthropology's challenges and opportunities re: globalization, scientification and neoliberalism. What was it, what was it?
Oh yes, setting up this profile! Thanks, SfAA, the invite came at the most opportune time possible!
Now if only I had something… Continue
Added by John Roby on May 8, 2007 at 7:43am —
If anyone finds this page and would like to know more about me and my research, I would suggest visiting my Blog at:
Green Chicken Diaries
: An Anthropologist's Adventures in Mozambique
I can't keep up more than one blog. :-( I am too busy chasing down informants in the field. ;-)
Added by L. Jen Shaffer on May 7, 2007 at 8:26am —