Background and Experience Summary My scholarship focuses on contemporary capitalism and ways of working.
Updated July Teaching: In addition to some previously taught courses, I taught a new graduate version of the Anthropology of Science. So much new material has been published that there was little overlap with the version I taught previously.
This course was designed with input from the interests of current grad students Sujit Thomas and Anisha Chadha.
We were fortunate to have visiting scholars Annelie Drakman Uppsala and Mette Roenberg Aalborg as participants in our discussions. I am finishing ethnographic research on a new project that involves the history of the human subject in experimental psychology.
How and why did early anthropologists and psychologists imagine that the complex social lives of human beings could be captured in experiments organized around dependent and independent variables?
Were the social lives of subjects actually extinguished in these experimental models or do traces always remain even today? What are the implications of such traces for a science whose findings exercise immense influence in contemporary daily life, positing knowledge about cognition, emotion, perception, and so on?
Initially I learned about the field by serving as a volunteer subject in a variety of kinds of psychological experiments. Over the last couple of years I have taken courses in advanced cognitive neuroscience and set up observational research in laboratories.
I have conducted ethnographic participant observation with several experimental psychologists, one who works on attention, another on memory, and one who is studying a variety of cognitive processes.
I am now writing several papers and a book manuscript based on this research, under the working title Experiments of the mind. Anthropology Now I continue to be very involved in the day—to-day work of publishing this general interest magazine in anthropology, which is in its 5th year of publication.
Under the new editorial leadership of Maria Vesperi and with the help of Susan Harding, Ida Susser and the Editorial Board, we are developing strong links between the print magazine and the web site.
The membership of the Web Collective is available on the web site anthronow. The print magazine is available by the article or the issue via JStor; subscriptions are available online. As of the spring ofAnthropology Now will be published by the journals division of Routledge.
We expect this arrangement to produce much greater reach internationally. Many others been involved in writing and editing: It has a listserv of about people, which anyone interested is welcome to join.
Among the speakers for the coming academic year will be Sahar Sadjadi from Amherst College. Workshop on ethnography of science Rayna Rapp and I organize a monthly workshop for presentation of work-in-progress on ethnographic projects in the anthropology of science.
Affiliated with other programs Founding editor of the general interest magazine Anthropology Now www. To subscribe visit www. The Psyences Project brings clinicians into dialogue with academics around common interests in mind and brain as understood by disciplines such as psychology, psychiatry, and psychopharmacology in cultural and historical context.Anthropology Explored is a collection of 36 essays written in a light and easy-to-read style by some of the world’s leading anthropologists.
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