Recent Alumni Publications
Read “Towards the Ideal Revolutionary Shi’i Woman: The Howzevi (Seminarian), the Requisites of Marriage and Islamic Education in Iran” by Amina Tawasil, PhD 2013.
The article may be downloaded from Dr. Tawasil's faculty profile page at Northwestern University here.
January 2014. "In the War on Poverty, Don't Forget Refugees" by Jill Koyama, PhD 2008
Koyama's OpEd piece in the Huffington Post calls for providing refugees with English training as a prerequisite to enjoying economic mobility.
Katie Keenan examines demonstrations of public grief in the wake of tragic events in Northern Ireland and New York City.
Defamiliarization and an examination of the means by which students refamiliarize themselves are the goals of Buse's (Ph.D. 1999) two part experiential exercise that seeks to engage and illuminate the implicit culture-bound categories informing the classroom experience of an introductory course in anthropology.
Read "Through the Looking Glass and Back Again: The Following Exercise" by William Buse, Ph.D. 1999.
February 2013. "Constructing legitimacy in a non-selective, American college: unpacking symbolic capital through ethnographic moments" by Alex Posecznick, Ph.D. 2010
Posecznick describes the ways distinctions about symbolic capital were made and how legitimacy was constructed during his year of ethnographic research in the Office of Admission of a small urban college.
Velazquez looks at the multilingual repertoires of Latino immigrants working in Koreatown in New York City, shedding light on the ways in which immigrants transform and improve their working and living conditions while using language in unexpected ways.
Tawasil explores the boundaries between a houzevi (seminarian) woman in Tehran and herself, to illustrate what can be learned from a moment which risks certainty, reveals what does not make sense, and cannot be fixed to a single label of interpretation.