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AUPublicAnthro@gmail.com


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DC Metro & AU Shuttle
AU is accessbile via the Tenleytown stop on the Red Line (toward upper left on metro map) — just outside the metro east entrance there is an American University shuttle bus stop: from the east exit's escalator or elevator, simply walk 100 feet downhill. The AU Shuttle Blue/Main Campus Route runs every 10-15 minutes: see live bus-location app — ask the driver for main campus stop nearest MGC (immediately past Ward Circle). See also AU Maps/Directions.

Parking
Free: weekends and after 5 p.m.
Parking is available under the Katzen Arts Center on Massachusetts Avenue, in the Nebraska Avenue Lot, and in parking deck attached to Mary Graydon Center.

Contact
AUPublicAnthro@gmail.com

12th Annual Public Anthropology Conference

"Shifting Climates: Dialogues of the Urgent and Emergent"

Public Anthropology Conference 2015Thanks to everyone who attended the 12th Annual Public Anthropology Conference - we had an incredible two days of communities gathering together to address the ongoing changes in our society and to discover ways we could put our scholarly activism to work in the world.

Panelists and audience members participated in dialogues about urgent and emergent global concerns including climate change, economic development, armed conflict, international human rights abuses, racial injustice, medical emergencies, and sexual and gender inequalities, among others. We explored our roles as practitioners, teachers, students, and interested members of the public within these shifting climates and discovered how we could produce and support positive social, environmental, economic, and political change. 

A special keynote session on Saturday Oct. 3, 4:30–6:30, featured guest speakers Denis Provencher, Judith Goode, and Laurie Krieger as they commemorated retiring/transitioning AU faculty members William Leap, Brett Williams, and Gretchen Schafft and their dedication to public anthropology.

Look forward to seeing everyone next year for our 13th Annual Public Anthropology Conference at American University!

2015 Keynotes

Denis M. Provencher’s work explores representations and performances of citizenship, gender, sexuality, religion, and hate speech in global contexts. Denis is associate professor of French and intercultural communication, and affiliate associate professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and in the Language, Literacy, and Culture Doctoral Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and has published two monographs and a number of journal articles and chapters. Denis will be honoring William Leap and his work.
Please see also: Denis Provencher faculty page at UMBC.

Judith Goode will be speaking about Brett Williams. Judith is known for her pioneering urban anthropology, which first took place in Medellin and Bogota, Colombia. Throughout the 1970s, she conducted urban ethnography in Philadelphia, and she has served in several prominent leadership roles in the field, working to make the voice of anthropology more central to debates about public issues. She is professor emerita at Temple University. Please see also: Judith Goode faculty page at Temple U.

Laurie Krieger will be honoring Gretchen Schafft. Laurie is a medical anthropologist who serves as Senior Advisor in Health and Social Science for The Manoff Group, a woman-owned, small consulting firm working in international health. She has held many leadership roles in fieldwork and on prominent committees and is the author of numerous research papers in the gray literature. Laurie has also authored training curricula, assessments, strategies, manuals, and public health “tools,” in addition to publishing academic literature. She has been a long-time member of WAPA, the oldest local practitioner organization in anthropology, where Gretchen is one of the founders. Please see also: Laurie Krieger bio at Manoff Group.





When/Where
October 3-4, 2015
Events at Mary Graydon Center:
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Conference Overview Materials

Preview: Presenting the 2015 PAC
2015 PAC Poster
2015 PAC Schedule

DC Metro & AU Shuttle
AU is accessible via the Tenleytown stop on the Red Line — from metro east entrance simply walk 100 feet downhill to AU Shuttle Blue/Main Campus Route, running every 10-15 minutes: see live bus-location app — ask the driver for main campus stop nearest MGC (immediately past Ward Circle). See also AU Maps/Directions.


Parking

Free: weekends and after 5 p.m.
Parking is available under the Katzen Arts Center on Massachusetts Avenue and in the parking deck attached to Mary Graydon Center.


Contact

AUPublicAnthro@gmail.com
Public Anthropology MA Program