Coming up in the Anthropology Department

Starting in January we have an exciting line up of scholars coming to present on their latest research:

Picture of mendenhall2January 23rd

Rethinking Diabetes: Considerations of Hunger, Trauma, Precarity, and Insulin

Emily Mendenhall, Ph.D., MPH


Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor

Edmund A. Walsh, School of Foreign Service

Georgetown University

Dr. Mendenhall is a medical anthropologist and author of Syndemic Suffering: Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes Among Mexican Immigrant Women (2012, Routledge) and Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements of Poverty, Trauma, and HIV (2019, Cornell University Press).

Thursday, January 23rd at 4:30pm

Tinkham Veale Center, Senior Classroom

Picture of Crate-Headshot-2020January 27th

From Siberia Speaks the World: Ethnographic Insights in Times of Change

Susan Crate, Ph.D.



Professor of Anthropology

Department of Environmental Science and Policy

George Mason University

Dr. Crate is an environmental and cognitive anthropologist. She has been working with indigenous communities in Siberia since 1988. She is co-editor of Anthropology and Climate Change: From Actions to Transformation (2016, Second edition, Routledge).

Monday, January 27th at 4:30pm

Mather Memorial, Room 201

Picture of Dr. Colleen WalshFebruary 13th

Colleen Walsh, Ph.D.




Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Cleveland State University

Dr. Walsh is an alumna of CWRU. She is a medical anthropologist who specializes in urban health. She is currently Co-PI for ARCHES, the AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Thursday, February 13th at 4:30pm

Mather Memorial, Room 201

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