Distinguished Scholar Series

2008 – Susan Wright
  • Dr. Wright is a leading figure in the development of British applied anthropology.  Her work focuses on policy issues, including the impacts of the political changes that Thatcher initiated in Great Britain.  She convened and helped develop Anthropology in Action, a group which brought together anthropologists concerned with health, social and community work, education, organizational change, development and other fields of policy and practice.  Currently, she is pursuing her interest in how political changes are affecting education through her role as co-editor of a new journal, Learning & Teaching(LATISS).
  • Susan Hyatt’s Introduction of Susan Wright
  • Text of Susan Wright’s Presentation, “Making Application Count in a Global Knowledge Economy,” delivered March 27, 2008, at the Society for Applied Anthropology meeting
  • Podcast of Susan Wright’s Presentation