Class Projects, Anthropology, and Social Justice

SfAA 2016 Vancouver, Canada

Session Abstract:

GARDNER, Andrew (U Puget Sound) Class Projects, Anthropology, and Social Justice. This roundtable session convenes anthropologists to discuss anthropologically-relevant class projects they’ve implemented. After short project descriptions, our open discussion will focus on the utilization of class projects to convey the ethnographic method, to usher students into the field of anthropology and its application, and to address our students’ (and our own) interest in building a more socially just world. Our conversation will also visit more practical issues: what sorts of projects have proven feasible, what sorts of challenges and problems were encountered, and how successful were these projects in carrying students to the junction of scholarship and social justice?