Re: Grad prgms w/feminist anths

Jessie Strader (jes22@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Tue, 31 Oct 1995 19:19:38 -0500

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University may
be of interest to you. In addition to sponsoring its own research, the
institute acts as an interdisciplinary clearing house for feminist
scholars and offers a certificate program in feminist scholarship that
graduate students can take in conjunction with their departmental
studies, e.g., anthropology.

For more information on the Instiute, contact: Prof Kathryn Gravdal,
Director of Graduate Studies, 763 Schermerhorn, Columbia University, NY
NY 10027, (212) 854-3277.

You'll also need info on admissions to the Graduate School and on the
anthropology department, which you can get by contacting: Office of
Admissions, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, 107 Low Library,
Columbia University, NY NY 10027, (212) 854-4737.

Hope this is helpful; good luck!
On Tue, 31 Oct 1995, Karoline M. Hermes wrote:

> I am looking for any graduate school programs anywhere in the country that
> have a concentration of faculty that deal with gender/feminist anth. In
> the future, I would like to begin to examine anthropology from the feminine
> point of view. Much valuable information has been lost or overlooked due to
> the viewing of human evolution, development of society, etc. from the male
> only perspective. I am not saying, of course, that this was a conscious
> effort on the part of all the male anths out there! But, at a more simple
> level,seek cessation of using the term "Man" to represent all of us (which
> yes, does continue), or books that illustrate the human form with the male
> only. What about a female material culture? We identify Paleolithic
> cultures through tool kits, used by men. Where does the female contribution
> lie? These are the issues that interest me; along with development of female
> or male consciousness, violence between the sexes, resentment of female
> reproductive powers and subsequent subjugation of females for control over
> their reproduction etc., (without sounding too idealistic, ultimatly seeking an
> equilibrium of expressive freedom and life choices for both sexes...).
> Is there anyone else out there who also loves this stuff, whom I can
> study with beginning next Fall? Thanks very much in advance.
> Karoline Hermes
> PS. Individual thanks to come soon to those who responded to my last posting!
> All of your info was invaluable to me - thanks.