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Kellogg International Scholar Pursues Career in Public Health

Author: Anthropology Dept.

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The summer after her sophomore year at the University of Notre Dame, Lauren O’Connell ’18 found herself working in a hamlet in the Peruvian Amazon so small it couldn’t even be found on a map.

With no cars and just a few dozen families, it was a far cry from the large Atlanta suburb where she grew up. But her study of the region’s medicinal plants – through an Experiencing the World (ETW)

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ND Professors Agustín Fuentes and Celia Deane-Drummond featured in ORBITER Magazine on "The Wisdom of Collaboration

Author: Anthropology Dept.

Don’t tell science and religion they shouldn’t be meeting like this. At least, don’t tell Agustín Fuentes and Celia Deane-Drummond, an anthropologist and theologian, respectively, at the University of Notre Dame. Because they’ll just brush that notion aside and forge ahead with some of the most interesting cross-disciplinary research around.

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Prof. Alex Chávez Receives Collaborative Research Grant for Humanities Without Walls Consortium

Author: Anthropology Dept.

 Anthropology Professor Alex E. Chávez was a recipient of a collaborative research grant from the Humanities Without Walls consortium on the theme of “The Global Midwest” funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. As co-principal investigator of the team, the main focus of their work was to examine how Latina/o visual and performing arts advance collective social expression of globalization in the Midwestern United States. The edited volume titled Latina/o Aesthetics in the Global Midwest

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Professor uses cutting-edge technology to conduct ‘engaged anthropology’ at prehistoric Illinois site 

Author: Jack Rooney

Mark Schurr, professor and acting chair of Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology, is dedicated to research that doesn’t just serve academic ends, but can also do good for the world. At his latest research site — the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie near Joliet, Illinois — he is exploring what life was like for 17th-century Native Americans and working to determine how to best restore the area to a natural environment that allows visitors to enjoy and learn from the land. 
 

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Anthropologist delivers prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh

Author: Carrie Gates

Agustín Fuentes, the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Endowed Chair in Anthropology, has been selected to deliver the 2018 Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Founded by the jurist Adam Lord Gifford, the renowned lecture series invites pre-eminent scholars to address topics related to theology, philosophy, and science. Fuentes is the second consecutive College of Arts and Letters faculty member to be chosen.

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