Anthropology at Teachers College

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The Anthropology Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University

Michelle Zhang (PhD ’20) on her research in China, and Advice for Doctoral Student on Classes, Comps, Research Design

Michelle Zhang is a postdoctoral fellow in Teachers College’s Department of International and Transcultural Studies in the Anthropology Programs. She conducted her dissertation fieldwork on spatiality and sociality in youth culture in Beijing, China. She is an applied anthropologist of China and is currently working on a project for Teachers College concerning the experiences of […]

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Melanie Dreher (PhD ’77) on the intersection of Nursing, Anthropology and Cannabis Research

Melanie Dreher is a nurse and anthropologist who has spent five decades bringing the fields together in her research on cannabis use in Jamaica. She has served as the dean of several nursing schools, while also teaching on faculty of programs ranging from public health to anthropology. Her research has been funded by March of […]

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Julie Torres (MA ’12) on her research centering Puerto Rican activists and subsequent work as faculty at UCCS

Julie Torres is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on issues related to Latinx studies, diaspora, social activism, transnationalism, and gender. She is currently working on a book manuscript, which ethnographically examines Puerto Rican women’s activism in Orlando, […]

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