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Caroline Doenmez, a young woman, standing on the side of a dirt road with dried grass on either side. The road is on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Families First

Anthropology doctoral student Caroline Doenmez focuses on the role of indigenous birth workers in keeping families together. She is CLA’s inaugural RIGS (Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow.
Keegan Robinson Portrait

Creativity in Anthropology

Despite the challenges of a pandemic year, our students have continued to shine. They have shown exceptional resilience and creativity, crafting projects which help us think anthropologically about how we learn and share knowledge in the university. Below are just a couple of examples of how undergraduate students in our courses this past year have expressed their thoughtful ingenuity. Enjoy!
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Racial Justice Protests and Social Change: Connecting Local Movements, Stories,...

This virtual workshop hosted by the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshop (ICW) will focus on the dynamics of protest in historical and comparative perspective, and the political, social, and cultural impact of protest, examining the conditions under which protests produce, or fail to produce, enduring institutional, cultural, and personal change. 
Looking up at the columns and roof at the Northrop Auditorium entrance

Policing, Public Policy, and Racial Justice: Stories and Analysis from Minneapolis...

This virtual workshop hosted by the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshop (ICW) will explore the historical roots of our contemporary model of policing, racist policing practices and cultures, and various public policy proposals for transforming policing and ensuring racial justice. 
David Valentine

Leaving Earth Behind

Associate Professor David Valentine is a cultural and linguistic anthropologist who researches commercial space settlement movement. Valentine believes that studying outer space can help shed light on possible ways of approaching the current climate change crisis.
Photo of Gloria Goodwin Raheja

Music in the Mountains

Professor Gloria Goodwin Raheja has worked in archives across Appalachia and conducted oral history interviews to explore the ways American vernacular music registered transformations in the social and economic landscapes of coal mining communities in the 1920s and 1930s.