AAA conference (be there!)

I’m excited about the AAA Annual Meeting this week. Actually, I’ve been excited about it since this spring, when I first learned that the conference is being held at the Wardman Park Marriott, just a 10 minute bike ride (6.5 without traffic laws) from home on the GW campus. (okay- my actual home is the building behind the one pictured.)

I’ve circled more sessions in my abstract book than I could ever really attend. Jen Cardew (Synthesis of Thought) is presenting in a panel on “Issues in Applied Linguistic Anthropology” (Sat., 8am-11:45). Cardew! Kroskrity! Haviland! I’ll be sure to check that one out.

If you’re planning on attending, too, get in touch with me at GoNow at sign gwu dot edu .


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Literature review

Here’s a literature review I’ve been writing for a long-term research project on legal anthropology and linguistic ideologies. Enjoy.

A History of Legal Anthropology and the Next Generation of Research at the Intersection of Language, Ideology, and Power

I think that title may need some work.  Leave a comment if you have any thoughts on that.

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Lewis N. Cotlow Field Research Fund

A list of the Lewis N. Cotlow Field Research Fund‘s 2007 grant recipients has been posted to the GW Anthropology Department’s website. Here are links to my abstract, proposal (pdf), and other sample proposals.

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Cotlow presentation

I gave this presentation (.pdf) at the GW Anthropology Department’s Student Research Conference on October 26th.

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Anthropology in Performance

This is the script of a play that I co-wrote with Michelle Gorman, Michaela Grillo, and Chris Bloechl, and which our Anthropology in Performance class staged in May, 2007. Professor Allen teaches the course. […or “taught” — past tense? I hope not.] I’m really proud of what we accomplished.

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“A Constitution in Search of a Philosophy” – published!

An article I wrote last year (as a sophomore) has just been published in the Spring 2007 volume of Inquiry, GW’s undergraduate research journal. The title: A Constitution in Search of a Philosophy: Anthropological Perspectives on Judicial Interpretation.

I presented an earlier version of this paper at the 2006 University Writing Symposium. Thanks to Professor Derek Malone-France for his helpful comments on earlier drafts.

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