Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Laura M. Ahearn: An Anthropologist’s Journey
Location: Cole Cinema, Campus Center on St. Mary's College Campus
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM (01:30 Duration)
Posted By: Southern Maryland Online
The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Anthropology Department will host Laura M. Ahearn for the lecture “Love Letters, Language, and Learning: An Anthropologist’s Journey,” on Monday, Feb. 26, at 4:45 p.m. in Cole Cinema, Campus Center. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Ahearn will reflect on the path she has traveled as an anthropologist, which began with several years serving in the Peace Corps in Nepal. Returning to the same village where she taught as a volunteer, she conducted research on changing courtship and marriage practices, focusing in particular on love letters, which were only made possible by the increase in literacy among the village women.
She will also discuss how one can apply anthropological skills in many different work settings. Recently, Ahearn left academia after 20 years to work on organizational learning with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Printed from the So. Md. Online Community Calendar