In Brazil, as in many other countries around the world, the political balance has shifted to the far right, as was recently reflected in the election of the former army captain Jair Bolsonaro. Characterized by a conservative populism, this new administration, which took office on Jan 01, 2019, represents new challenges for the advancement of progressive social movements, minority groups and the implementation of human rights policies in Brazil. In this presentation, I will highlight the political context that gave rise to this new administration, and the impacts of the new administration’s ideological positions specifically with regards to the LGBTQ community.

Posted by tlatimer@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2019 digest.

Are you a rising third-year (’21) or fourth-year (’20)? Are you interested in being paid to interview prospective students for the Office of Admission during the 2019-2020 academic year? Then apply to be an Admission Fellow by 3rd Monday (2/4)! No prior admission experience is required. ** Questions? See the job posting on the Student Employment Website for further details (www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/financialaid/studentemployment/documents/Admission%20Fellow%202019-2020%20updated.pdf) and/or email Erika Blauth, Senior Assistant Director of Admission, at eblauth@coloradocollege.edu.

Posted by eblauth@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2019 digest.

NARRATIVE CULTURE AN308/BLOCK 7

We tell ourselves and each other stories every day. We hear them on the news, in
classrooms, at mealtimes. Why does narrative matter? How does it connect to social
issues like inequality, gender, social change, and identity? This course will investigate
how we, as cultural beings, use narratives and storytelling to create meaning and to shape our understandings of the world-in realms as diverse as socialization and science, politics and place, material culture and media. We will investigate the variety of ways that stories achieve their social effects, drawing on sociolinguistics, ethnopoetics, literary theory, and cultural theory. Students will collect, transcribe, and analyze oral narratives in an extended project. COI or any previous cultural or linguistic anthropology course: please contact the instructor if you do not have the prerequisite but are interested in the course.

Dr. Calla Jacobson’s interest in narrative came out of her attachment to the stories she encountered in the Himalayas, where she lived, worked, and researched for more than half a dozen years. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin where she studied cultural and linguistic anthropology and folklore. A Colorado native, she first taught at Colorado College in 2000.

Posted by sridings@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2019 digest.

Block 6: AN208 Women in Latin America
With Visiting Professor Dr. Eshe Lewis
This course explores women’s changing roles and diverse perspectives from pre-European arrival in what is now Latin America to the present. We will examine women’s shifting roles in different countries and socio-political contexts, their varied visions for the worlds they aspire to live in, and the challenges that they currently face and fight to overcome. Major topics in this course include: individual and collective identities, power structures, activism and community organizing, sexuality, race and ethnicity, feminism, autonomy, health, and the environment. Eshe Lewis earned her doctorate degree in Anthropology from the University of Florida. She has worked extensively with Afro-descendant populations, particularly with women in Peru. Her research interests include: violence against women, women’s issues, ethnography, race and ethnicity, and Afro-descendant communities and religious practices in the Americas.

Posted by sridings@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2019 digest.

How would you like to spend Block 3 in Florence, Italy using the city’s art to study issues of emotion expression, gender, and individuality? PY178: Gazing in Italy, taught by Tomi-Ann Roberts, is by application only. Click on the link below for more information about the course and the application. Applications are due by the end of Block 6. Applications for financial aid will go live on Summit around March 1st. Financial aid for abroad classes runs out quickly, so those who apply early are most likely to get it.

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Posted by troberts@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2019 digest.

~~~of C O M E & G O~~~~a spectacularly short play by SAMUEL BECKETT~~~~See it anytime between 8pm & 10pm SAT & SUN~~~~In front of Meirow House (N. side Tutt Library)~~~~~a fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Cornerstone Arts Week~~~~directed by Andrew Manley & performed by Maria Bendickson, Theresa Westphal & Lili Whittier~~~~

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the January 31, 2019 digest.

Personal Qualities & Game Decisions

Seeking 50 (limit) respondents for a 6-minute survey asking you to indicate the degree to which characteristics do or don’t describe you, make a game choice, and provide basic demographic information. Two $25 Amazon gift cards will be raffled (1-in-25 chance of winning). Genuine and sincere responses to the questions are important for this scientific research.

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Mark Saviano PhD, Psychology Department, msaviano@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by msaviano@coloradocollege.edu for the January 31, 2019 digest.

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Posted by s_goldberg@coloradocollege.edu for the January 31, 2019 digest.