Previous Events


Anthropology Commencement Reception 

Saturday, May 27
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Thesis Presentations: Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 4:30 pm, Highwaymen Common Room (Romance Languages) 300 High St.

Screening of Edge of the Knife - SG̲aawaay Ḵ'uuna: Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 5 pm, CFA Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

Anthropology Majors - Essay Presentation: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 4:30 pm Highwaymen Common Room, 300 High St.  Use this link to RSVP

Talk by Jason De León, Undocumented Migration Project, and creator of Hostile Terrain 94: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 4:30 pm on Zoom

Talk by Saida Hodžić, "Seeing Like a Refugee: Global Apartheid from the Inside Out": Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 4:30 pm in the Zilkha Gallery

Movie Night!! Showing of PREY: Monday, October 31, 2022, at 6 pm in Romance Language Lounge (300 High St.), pizza will be provided - RSVP

Open House for prospective Anthropology majors: Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022, 4:30-5:30 at 281 High St.

Talk by Miriam Ticktin: Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 5 pm: Russell House Millet Room

Majors Dinner: Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022, 5 pm - 6:45 pm: 281 High St.

Talk by Writer and Art Critic Emmanuel Iduma: Monday, September 26, 2022 at 4:30pm



Anthropology Commencement Reception 

Saturday, May 21
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Anthro Room 6

Thesis Presentations: Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 4:30 pm: Labyrinth Classroom Tent

Christien Tompkins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, will give a lecture titled “The City as Racialized Experiment: Reflections on the Futures of Post-Katrina New Orleans.” Christien is the author of the forthcoming book Reconstructing Race: New Orleans Education Reform as Experimental Labor, an ethnography based on his research on reconstruction as a mode of racialized governance. March 31, 2022, at 4:30 pm.

The event will be hybrid. To connect via zoom:

To gather in person, come to the RLAN lounge: 300 High St. Highwaymen Common Room

Anthropology Majors - Essay Presentation: Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 4:30 pm Highwaymen Common Room, 300 High St.  Use this link to RSVP

Open House for prospective anthropology majors, Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021 4:30-5:30 pm in the Hogwarts Classroom Tent

Majors Dinner: Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 5 pm: Hogwarts Classroom Tent



Thesis Presentations: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Anthropology Majors - Essay Presentation: Friday, March 12, 2021, at 4:30 pm Zoom:


Anthropology Commencement Reception 

Saturday, May 25
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Anthro Room 6

Thesis Presentations and End-of-Year Celebratory Dinner
Tuesday, May 7
5:30-7:00 pm in Usdan 108
followed by Typhoon dinner at 7:00 pm (meat, fish, and vegan options)

Melissa Wilcox, “Holy Communion Condoms! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as a Case for Religion in Queer Studies." Tuesday, May 7th at 4:30 in the CAAS Vanguard Lounge. Hosted by Religion.

Harjant S. Gill, Screening and Q&A, Mardistan (Macholand). Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00pm in Film Studies 190 (Powell Family Cinema). Part of the Global Queer Studies Lecture Series.

Fallou Ngom lecture, “Muslims Beyond the Arab World: Knowledge Production and Islam in Africa” Thursday, April 4th at 4:30 inPAC 202. Hosted by African Studies.

Martin F. Manalansan IV, "Enmeshment: Queer Togetherness and Caring." Thursday, April 4th at 4:30 in Russell House. Part of the Global Queer Studies Lecture Series. Facebook event here

Anthropology Alumni Panel, "What can you do with a degree in Anthropology?" Friday, March 29th, 2019, 4:30PM-6:00PM. Albritton 311 (Top floor of Albritton). Facebook event here

Anthropology lecture: Rebecca Stein, "The Age of the Smartphone Witness: Notes from Palestine/Israel." Thursday, February 28th at 4:30pm in Allbritton 311.

Hilary Morgan Leathem, “Heritage Dispossessed: Haunting, Theft, and the Making of Monumental History in Oaxaca, Mexico." Tuesday, February 26th at 4:20pm in Fisk 208. Hosted by CAMS.

Neha Vora, lunchtime discussion on Teach for Arabia: American Universities, Liberalism, and Transnational Qatar. Thursday, February 21st, 11:50-1:10 in Boger Hall Room 112. Hosted by Sociology.

Erin Durban, “Plastic Animacies: Queer Reframings of Haitian Ecologies." Wednesday, February 20th at 4:30 in Allbritton 311. Part of the Global Queer Studies Lecture Series.

Anthropology Essay presentation, Thursday, February 07, 2019 at 4:30 in Usdan 110. Dinner to follow.

Open House for prospective anthropology majors, Wednesday, Oct 17, 4:30-5:30pm in the Anthropology Department.

Anthropology Annual Lecture, Lila Abu-Lughod, “Framing Islam: ‘Violent Extremism’ and the Rise of Securofeminism" Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 4:30 PM in Shanklin 107. Read Argus coverage of event!





Anthropology Alumni PanelWhat Can You Do with an Anthropology Degree? Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Russell House

 2018 Senior Thesis and Essay Presentations. Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 4:30pm in Usdan 110.

Sierra Bell, “'This Is Gonna Sound Like a Conspiracy Thing': An Ethnographic Perspective on Tea Party Theories of Power." Anthropology Lunchtime lecture, Thursday, April 19th 11:50-1:10 Downey House Lounge. Read Argus coverage of the conversation.

Jeffrey Juris '93, "Mexican Free Radio and the Challenges of Militant Ethnography." Anthropology Annual LectureTuesday, March 27th 4:30pm in Judd 116.

Heather Levi, "From Embodied Experience to the Printed Page: What an Anthropologist Learned by Becoming a Professional Wrestler." Anthropology Lunchtime conversation. Tuesday, November 21st 11:50-1:10.

Open House for Prospective Anthropology MajorsWednesday, Oct 25, 4:30-5:30pm in the Anthropology Department

Melissa RosarioConfronting Hardship with Healing: a workshop (Oct 28) and Testimony from the Ground (Oct 29). 

David Vine, "'What are we Getting out of This?': U.S. Empire and the Military Overseas under Trump," with a response by J. Kehaulani Kauanui. Thursday, November 9.


Anthropology and #BlackLivesMatter, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4:30 in Beckham Hall. Read Wesleyan Argus coverage of event!

Open House for Prospective Anthropology Majors, Thursday, November 10, 2016  at 4:30 in the Anthropology Department

Anthropology Alumni PanelWhat Can You Do with an Anthropology Degree? Friday, February 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM in Russell House

Feminist Activist EthnographyWednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:30 PM in CAAS, Vanguard Lounge

Because When God Is Too Busy, the remix: Gina Athena Ulysse spoken word performance, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7 PM in Memorial Chapel. Read Wesleyan Argus coverage of event!

2017 Senior Thesis Presentations, Monday, May 8, 2017 at 4:30 PM in the Center for the Americas

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