Katya Gibel Mevorach
Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Academic Support Assistant
Anthropology Department Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa 50112
Anthropology Class of 2013
Front row (LtoR): Jessica Trejo,Dakota Maxwell-Jones, Julia Tse, Kelly Helbach, Prof. Vicki Bentley-Condit, Prof. Kathy Kamp, Prof. John Whittaker, Prof. Maria Tapias, Prof. Cynthia Hansen. Second row (LtoR): Edith Hammond, Karen Gogins, Laura Zats, Prof. Monty Roper, Lee Rodman, Jake White, Hanan Romodan, Tucker Bush, Sarah Shaughnessy, Prof. Jon Andelson, Julia Hoeckner, Mary Ulseth, Anna Weissman. Not pictured: Bagaria Swayman, Zoe Rodriguez, Prof. Brigittine French, Prof. Katya Gibel Mevorach, Prof. John Seebach and Prof. Elizabeth Peacock.
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Senior Thesis and Mentored
Advanced Project Presentations
Gandhi/Fanon: Pedagogies of Resistance, Paradigms of Self
Adviser: Katya Gibel
The influence of the gender of church leadership on the formation of children’s religious and social identities through youth programs
Adviser: Jon Andelson
Hog Hegemony: One local group’s struggle to resist the expansion of corporate hog confinements
Adviser: Jon Andelson
Sarah Shaughnessy details her thesis: As a senior thesis, I conducted an ethnographic study of a grassroots organization called Community Action to Restore Environmental Stewardship (CARES), a group of Poweshiek County residents that mobilized last summer against the proposed expansion of two hog confinement facilities located about five miles north of Grinnell College. In the last few months, CARES has garnered a fair amount of local press. I wanted to study the social effects of industrial agriculture. Situated in the heart of the Midwest, surrounded by acres of corn and soybeans, in close proximity to a number of small family-owned farms, and just a few miles from the Monsanto plant, Grinnell’s location makes it ripe with opportunity to do so at the local level. As the controversy over the confinement applications began to develop, such a study became even more pertinent and intriguing.
My project involved attending the group’s meetings and conducting interviews and focus groups with various members ranging from long-termconventional farmers to a current county supervisor, to members of the college faculty. Right now the group consists of about 90 individuals focused on both stopping the immediate expansion and advocating environmental responsibility in the long-term through legislative action and community outreach; their efforts have resulted in a number of successes. Construction of the confinements has been stalled due to a pending lawsuit against the state Environmental Protection Committee. Earlier this year, CARES incorporated as a non-profit organization. Additionally, the group has recently been selected as the focus of a federally-funded study conducted by the University of Iowa’s public health department. Research and interviews revealed the complexity of the Iowa agricultural system. I’ve taken a political ecological approach to trying to include and untangle the issue’s myriad environmental, political, economic, and social facets. Even as my project concludes, the conflict continues to unfold. Earlier this month another pork producer filed applications for three new confinements in Poweshiek County. I wish CARES success in their continued fight.
The Senior Thesis is designed to provide students an opportunity to do a piece of research and writing in any area of anthropology under the direction of two mem- bers of the anthropology faculty. A senior thesis may be based on original research, library research, or a combination of the two, but in any case should build on a student’s previous course work in anthropology. It should include a thorough review of relevant previous literature and develop an original argument on the topic. In addition to a written paper, students are expected to do a public presentation of their thesis.
Mentored Advanced Projects (MAP) provide a chance to work closely with a faculty member on scholarly research or the creation of a work of art. A Mentored Ad- vanced Project is an approved course of faculty-directed scholarly or creative work that is the culmination of significant preparatory work. It serves to integrate the knowledge and skills gained by the student’s course of studies, and aims to produce results that merit presentation to the college community or the wider scholarly world.
2012-13 Honors, Asrelskyand
Luebben Prize Winners
(Best all around students in anthropology)
The Ralph Luebben Prize in Anthropology is awarded to gradu- Mevorach ating seniors who best exemplify the ideal Anthropology student including meritorious scholarly work, breadth in the discipline, field
experience, and an anthropological viewpoint on life.
Karen A. Gogins
Julia M. Hoeckner
Lee H. Rodman
Zoe M. Rodriguez
Sarah E. Shaughnessy
Laura E. Zats
Mary Ulseth - Grinnell Corps in Thailand
Swayam Bagaria- PhD program in Cultural Anthropology
Karen Gogins- Serving in the Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Tacoma, Washington. She will be working as an Education and Outreach Coordinator for a nonprofit fighting water pollution in Commencement Bay.
(Best paper written in anthropology)
SignSongs: The Quiet Revolution of Bimodal Song Videos on You Tube
Visual Scanning Behaviors in Humans: Evaluating
Predator-Detection and Territorial Functions
The Rachael Asrelsky Anthropology Paper Prize award is given annually to the author of an outstanding paper written for an anthropology class in honor of Rachael Asrelsky (’89) who died in the Lockerbie bombing while returning from an off-campusprogram.
2013 Anthropology T-Shirt
CAREFUL. WE BITE.
Research on Japanese Macaques
In the summer of 2012, three students – Moria Donovan ’14, Sarah Bur- nell ’14, and Adriyel Mondloch ’14 – each conducted an Anthropology Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) under the mentorship of Vicki Bent-ley-Condit that involved the observation of a troop of Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa. Although their foci differed, they all completed similar observation hours and col- laborated on identification, methodology, and academic resources.
Moria’s project examined grooming as an affiliative behavior performed by Japanese macaques as a way to promote social bond- ing and maintain hygiene and was a follow-up on research con- ducted in 2007 by Andrew Stephenson (’10). Kinship, domi- nance, and sex have all been found to affect grooming behaviors in Japanese macaques. Moria proposed that high-ranked individu- als would be groomed most often, that individuals would preferen- tially groom kin over non-kin, and that grooming would occur more frequently in female-female dyads than inmale-male dyads. She found that grooming occurred most between males and females and that higher-ranked individuals received more grooming than lower-ranked. However, she found no cor-
and the distribution of groom-
ing. The advanced median age
of the troop and an uneven
among individuals could have
affected her results so she envi-
sions that future research with
prove to be beneficial in further
clarifying these issues.
changes within the male domi-
nance hierarchyaftertheadditionofthreejuvenilemalestothetroop.Male Japanese macaques do not inherit their rank in the way that female macaques do. They gain rank through displays of aggression, forming coalitions, their age, and their tenure within the troop. Sarah compared the male dominance hierarchy of this troop to the results of a study done in 2008 by Colin Thompson (’10). Although she found no significant differences between the dominance hierarchy of 2008 compared to that of 2012,shebelievesthejuvenilemales,whoarestillalittleyoungandbarelyat reproductive age, will greatly influence the ranking of the males within the dominance hierarchy in the next couple of years.
Adriyel’s study aimed to examine issues similar to Sarah’s project only within the context of female relationships. Adriyel also compared her data to a study conducted in 2008 by Heather Craig (’09) before the introduction of the three new juvenile males to the group. She found that there was no significant change in female behavior for the variables analyzed between the two time periods. She did, however, confirm that both higher female dominance rank and increased time spent in proximity between females were correlated with increased grooming. Her results suggest that this population displays behavior similar to other captive populations and confirms the extreme stability of Japanese macaquefemale-female relationships.
Moira, Sarah and Adriyel all view their MAPs as having been success- ful and rewarding experiences that expanded their knowledge of Japa- nese macaques and the scientific research process. They thank the Blank Park Zoo staff for providing crucial information about the troop and their extremely friendly and helpful manner and Grinnell College for supporting their research. Tentatively, they will be presenting their re- search at next fall’s Midwest Primate Interest Group meetings.
Sarah Shaughnessy ’13 (continued from page 2)
Hog Hegemony: One local group’s struggle to resistthe expansion of corporate hog confinements
In keeping with the theme ofasserting Anthropology’s relevance in the twenty-first century Professor
Montgomery Roper wrote on in the last newsletter, I was heartened by a quote I came across recently by
Kendall Thu, an anthropology professor at the University of Iowa who has studied the social effects of intensive swine production.
“In today’s global economy Big Men and clan leaders wearinternational corporate clothing such as ADM and ConAgra, and ritual systems of economic redistribution among tribal groups are replaced in our contemporary state by a complex set of polit- ical economic, legal, and scientific linkages increasingly shaped by international agribusiness interests.”
He concludes that an anthropological focus on local conditions is not only a relevant but an essential part of the corrective process.
Anthropology SEPC sponsors an
Hoofin’It 5K Run/Walk
Open House and pizza lunch for
newly declared majors.
Prof. Monty Roper, Mary Ulseth ’13, Prof. Vicki Bentley-Condit,
Moira Donovan ‘14, Anna Weissman ‘13, Sarah E Shaughnessy ‘13
ANT 295.01 Practicing Anthropology Fall 2012 Poster Session
Anthropology has a long history of engaging in policy-oriented work through social activism and advocacy, and many academic anthropologists con-tinue to work to apply their research to address social injustices and contemporary problems in the world. What’s more, according to some estimates, one-half of all professional anthropologists work outside of academia as applied or practicing anthropologists.
My new course, Practicing Anthropology, builds on this tradition by providing students with an anthropological toolkit and teaming them up with local service providers to carry out applied research. Students learn methods, ethics, and the roles that anthropologists can play in policy by carrying out needs assessments, program evaluations, or other applied research projects.
In the Fall of 2012, students teamed up with five different community organizations (see below). Members of the organizations proposed the research questions, and the final research reports were formally presented to the organizations. My hope is that these projects will support the organizations in their valuable work in the community. The students all did a great job and initial feedback is very promising. For example, one organization leader praised the research for her group and claimed that it was extremely valuable in preparing a recent successful grant proposal. The principal of Grin- nell High School was also very pleased with the research, which paved the way for a follow-up study this spring by a sociology of education course.
Several of the reports have been placed on Grinnell’s digital repository. I am quite excited to do it again next fall!
Grinnell Regional Medical Center
Habitat for Humanity
Assessment of Maternal-Child Health Programs in Grinnell
Improving PALS Volunteer Retention
by Mary Ulseth’13, Sarah Shaughnessy ’13,
by Hanan Romodan ’13 and Amber Whisenhunt ’14
and Anna Weissman ’13
Galaxy Youth Center
How can the Galaxy enhance its fund raising efficacy? by Charolette Hechler’13 and Kathryn Fenster ’14
Grinnell High School
Preparedness for Higher Education Among High School
Graduates. by Dylan Fisher ’14 and Sarah Burnell ’14
Habitat for Humanity
A Brush with Kindess
by Liberty Britton’14, Stephanie Porter ’14, and Louisa Silverman ’15
Anthropology Majors Studying Abroad
Elena Gartner ’14 When I boarded the plane to Ecuador for a semester abroad through the Minnesota School of International Development Pro- gram, I thought I was going to spend a semester far away from Grinnell, both physically and intellectually. I never expected this foreign escapade to be so inextricably relevant to my Grinnell education. For the first 10 weeks, I lived in a homestay in Quito, Ecuador’s enormous capital city, and took classes about Sustainable Development and Environmental Studies. Next, the real adventure began. I embarked into the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainfor- est to live within the indigenous kichwa-speaking region of Napo, in a small farming village called Shandia, 30 minutes from the nearest sizable town, where I am currently typing this paragraph.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve only been here for 4 weeks. I do everything with my indigenous family, from trekking to their chakra (extremely diverseagro-forest farm) over rivers and through the jungle, to harvesting yucca and cacao, to making the traditional chicha drink, to waking up at 5AM with the elders to drink Guayusa Tea and talk about the significance of last night’s dreams. Meanwhile, I commute into town for my internship, which is ata fascinating social enterprise called the Kallari Association. It is a grassroots, locally-owned and communally-operated cooperative of cacao farmers that sells high-quality chocolate to organic markets all over the world. What makes Kallari unique is that rather than export the cacao itself, the samekichwa farmers who grow the genetically diverse and wild beans also process them, creating their own, world-famous, fairtrade, organic chocolate.
While I’m here, I’m conducting an ethnographic study about the effects of the KallariAssociation on the kichwa communities of the region, trying to understand some of the successes, failures, and challenges the villages face in relation to the growth of this innovative organization. Besides interning here, living with a wonderful kichwa family, and eating tons of chocolate, I’ve also been able to put myGrinnell-acquired anthropological mindset into practice. Thank you to Grinnell’s anthropology department for providing me with the skills I need in order to make my abroad experience into one that I’ll never forget!
Amanda Nooter ’14 Sometimes when I am in the Grinnell dining hall I think about how I attended a Maasai goat sacrifice in a remote Tanzanian village. Grinnell, Iowa is a world away from Tanzania, but living in both places has deepened my understanding of Grinnell and Tanzania. Last semester (Fall 2013) I went to Tanzania to study abroad. I went through the
Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), which draws its participants from liberal arts colleges around the Midwest region. There were 12 people on my program, and we all got to know each other very well. When I look back on my fall semester, I am amazed by humans’ ability to adapt. After the initial culture shock, certain aspects of my daily life in Tanzania
became habitual. However, some things never became normal; every day I was pushed a little bit out of my comfort zone and I never forgot that I was different.
The first part of the program was based on the university campus in Dar Es Salaam, and we took several classes including Swahili, Human Evolution, Ecology and Research Methods. Those first few weeks were intense; we were adjusting to a completely different culture and struggling to communi- cate and fit in with the local people and culture. Needless to say, we didn’t blend in easily.
The highlight was the six-week field portion in the middle of the program. We spent two weeks on safari with our Human Evolution and Ecology professors, and got to conduct a month long independent research project. For our research project we were based near Tarangire National Park; some students did biology projects in the park, some did an archaeological dig, and the rest of us did ethnographic studies with the local Maasai people. Myproject was examining Maasai perceptions of formal education, and I conducted up to 25 interviews with the help of translators.
This program is ideal for anthropology majors across all four branches. I was challenged a great deal, and I was pushed to grow intellectually and emotionally. The purpose of choosing this program was to determine whether or not I have an enduring interest in anthropology; I not only affirmed my major choice, I also discovered more about myself than I had bargained for.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
The Irish Family at Home and Abroad
Dr. Brigittine French,
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Professor French discussed the findings of canonical ethnographies written by Conrad Arensberg and Solon Kimball who were part of the Harvard Irish Study (1931-1936), a three-field project to document a “modern” European people fromanthropological perspectives. French juxtaposed their structural-functionalist analyses that focused on kinship as the key mechanism by which social solidarity and cultural “tradition”were maintained in the idealized rural west of Ireland with data that she collected showing equally dynamic and contentious social processes at work during Arensberg and Kimball’s fieldwork. Professor French was delighted to have the opportunity to present some of the preliminary findings from the research she conducted during the fall semester as a Fulbright Scholar at Dublin City University in the School of Applied
Languages and Intercultural Studies. French returned from Dublin in December 2013 and, with generous support from the Dean’s office and the Committee for the Support of Faculty Scholarship, French is on leave this spring to begin writing her new book project that deals with courtroom speech, political violence, and the emergence of the new state that Arensberg and Kimball encountered during their time in the field.
D. Douglas Caulkins
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
D. Douglas Caulkins and Ann T. Jordan (eds) Blackwell 2013.
The latest in the Blackwell series of "Companions" in Anthropology.
Caulkins co-authored three chapters:
•"Expanding the Field of Organizational Anthropology for the 21st century,"
•"Sustaining Social Sector Organizations."
Monty Roper wrote an excellent chapter on "NGOs and Community Development: Assessing the contributions from Sen's prospective of freedom." Other chapter authors with a Grinnell connec-
tion are Bengi Ertuna ("Corporate Social Responsibility: Between Market and Community"), Carmen Martinez Novo (Why are indig- enous organizations declining in Latin America?), and Grinnell alum Davydd Greenwood ’64, " The Organization of Anthropology and Higher Education in the United States."
“Douglas Caulkins and Ann Jordan’s Companion represents an important framing of knowledge about organizations that combines insights from anthropology and organizational studies. Scholars in both disciplines should take note: Organizational anthropology has come of age!”
- Simon Down, Anglia Ruskin University
From the Back Cover
A Companion to Organizational Anthropology is a broad overview of the field that has evolved over the last few decades from the study of work and economic organizations to a broader research agenda of analyzing complex organizations that include government agencies, transnational corporations, super- national regulatory bodies and non-profit organizations.
The Companion outlines the historical development of the field, and surveys the rich variety of ethno- graphic methods and how they are used in the study of organizations. The authors illuminate such vi- tal topics as organizational dynamics, entrepreneurship, partnerships, organizational innovation, social networks, cognitive models and team building, organizational dysfunctions, global networked organiza- tions, NGOs, indigenous organizations, labor unions, virtual communities, as well as corporate culture and social responsibility.
The authors study processes in organizations and also the complex relationships among organizations and how those relationships impact and are impacted by market, societal and global issues.
The Companion demonstrates how the work anthropologists conduct in complex organizations is a body of work so large, broad-based and im- portant to understanding of life in the twenty-first century as to constitute an important subfield in the discipline.
Leading scholars provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of developments in the field, to make this new companion the authoritative guide for researchers, instructors and students in anthropological studies of complex organizations.
About the Authors:
D. Douglas Caulkins is emeritus professor of anthropology at Grinnell College and emeritus director of the Donald L. Wilson Program in Enter- prise and Leadership. His research encompasses voluntary organizations and social capital in Norway, entrepreneurship and regional develop- ment in the UK (Wales, Scotland, Northeast England), heritage sites and national identity in the UK and US, and anthropological contributions to management theory. He has published in various journals and books and currently is engaged in social entrepreneurship and organizational development projects.
Ann T. Jordan is professor of anthropology at University of North Texas. She is an applied anthropologist specializing in business anthropology, globalization and transnational organizations, Saudi Arabia, and North American Indian studies, and is the author of the booksBusiness Anthro- pology and The Making of a Modern Kingdom: Globalization and Change in Saudi Arabia.
Matt Horstman ’99 [matt.horstman[at]mnhs[dot]org]
It's been almost 14 years since I graduated from Grin-nell and this might be my first update. Immediately after graduation I went to Japan where I taught English for two years on the JET Programme. Upon return- ing to the States, I began working for the Great Lakes
Colleges Association on a Mellon grant designed to improve the study of East Africa on small liberal arts college campuses. After a couple years there, I moved to the Twin Cities to go to graduate school for elemen-tary and middle school teaching. Two years later, I finished and began teaching 4th grade in Eden Prai-rie. Unfortunately, The Great Recession hit, and I was laid off just as I came up for tenure. I spent a year in
Orono teaching 3rd grade and a year in West St. Paulteaching 4th grade, but both ended in layoffs. I moved from teaching to door-to-door roofing sales (there's a connection there - maybe you can figure it out). After 5 months of that, I put all my worldly possessions in a storage locker, gave my dog to my parents, and flew to
South America where I traveled through Peru and Ec- uador for 3 months (studied Spanish and volunteered in Cusco, WWOOFed in Cotopaxi, and traveled all over God's green, South American earth). Upon my return I spent some time looking for work before landing a contract job at the Minnesota Historical Society. In Minnesota, 6th graders study Minnesota history, so the Minnesota Historical Society produces a textbook making extensive use of the Society's col- lections, resources, and knowledge. I've done edito- rial, promotion, and now, primarily, sales. It's a nice gig that is bringing me far closer to anthropology and archaeology than I've been in a long time - it's refresh-ing! (I know how to not only pronounce 'atlatl', but Ican also, sort of, throw one. Helpful when we discuss Minnesota prehistory.)
Sarah Casson ’11 [cassonsa[at]gmail[dot]com] I’m go- ing to wrap up my work at the Field Museum (and Patagonia) in May, spend June and July in Indonesia and start school in August. Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science for a (two year) Masters in Environmental Science with a focus on human ad- aptation to changing monsoons (because of climate change) in SE Asia.
Lauren Knapp ’06 - News from the front page of the Grinnell College website: “Lauren Knapp ’06 launches campaign for documentary on Mongolian rock music” http://www.grinnell.edu/news/grinnell-in-the-news/lauren-knapp-06-launches-campaign-documentary-mongolian-rock-music
Knapp has recently been working with a group called
POPAnth. It’s a digital media group dedicated to an- thropology. http://popanth.com/
Peter MacFarlane ’12 - [pgmacfarlane[at]gmail[dot]com] Is currently working as an Anthropology Collections Assistant at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science with Steve Nash '86. He will be headed to Columbia in the fall for a masters degree in Museum Anthropology.
Mike Galaty ’91 is moving from the Department of Anthropology at Millsaps to chair the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures at Mis-sissippi State University. From the official Millsaps announcement: “His new department has a faculty of ten and is located in the Cobb Institute of Ar- chaeology. In addition to offering undergraduate programs of study, the department houses a vibrant Masters in Applied Anthropology program, which includes over 40 students from all over the country who concentrate in archaeology, bio-archaeology, or cultural anthropology.
“Mike arrived at Millsaps in 1999 as a Visiting As- sistant Professor, was granted tenure in 2004, and promoted to Professor of Anthropology in 2009. During his time at Millsaps he chaired the Depart- ment of Sociology and Anthropology, directed the
College’s Liberal Studies program and Core Cur-riculum, chaired the Committee on Tenure and Pro- motion, and was President of the Millsaps College chapter of AAUP. He has conducted archaeological research projects in Albania, Greece, and Hungary, and in the states of Virginia and Mississippi, all of which included Millsaps students. He also helped establish the W.M. Keck Center for Instrumental and
Biochemical Comparative Archaeology at Millsaps College. He is the 2003 winner of the Millsaps Col- lege Outstanding Young Faculty Award, the 2008 winner of the Millsaps College Distinguished Facul- ty Award, and the 2010 winner of the Excellence in
Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Archaeo- logical Institute of America. In 2011 he was named one of nine academic trustees for the Archaeological Institute of America.”
A book on the Albanian research led by Mike with many collaborators has just been published.
re are few places in Europe that seem as remote as the Shala Valley of rthern Albania. e roads are narrow and the winter snows deep. e abitants appear lost in time, cut o from the outside world, a people areful interdisciplinary study of their past and way of life tells a very e, overturning much of what we thought we knew about Shala and peoples everywhere.
ts of Shala, members of the Shala ﬁs (“tribe”), spent centuries inside the he Ottoman empire. And yet, they retained not only their Catholicism, ir political autonomy. eir society was ﬂexible and resilient, built ncient oral law code, the Kanun; their economy was carefully tuned to a tain environment; and their material culture, including objects and
, reﬂects shifting levels of isolation and interaction through time.
survey archaeology, excavation, ethnographic study, and multi-national k, the Shala Valley Project uncovered the many powerful, creative ways men and women of Shala shaped their world: through dynamic,
mic relationships with the powers that surrounded but never fully hem. e Shala Valley Project presents the highlanders, the malësorë, omplexity of their lives, while also unveiling a new, deeper history for a history that reaches back to an unexpected fortiﬁed Iron Age site.
hadow tells many stories. Archaeologists, historians, and students of pires, ofimperial-indigenous relations, of blood feud, of kinship, of the ape, ofworld-systems theory and sustainability science, and more, will ere to digest. e people of Shala, to which Light and Shadow is
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Obama picks Gina McCarthy to lead EPA
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• She’s a pragmatist with an anthropology degree. McCarthy majored in social anthropology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston in 1976, a decision that wouldn’t seem to put her on track to become EPA administrator 37 years later. But she also got a joint master’s degree from Tufts Uni- versity in environmental health engineering and planning and policy, and those who know her say her natural pragmatism makes her well-suited to lead the EPA. “I think she is sensitive to business concerns but recognizes the need to push compa- nies to the next level of environmental protection,” Daniel Esty, her successor at the Connecticut DEP, tells ClimateWire. “She had a reputation for being pragmatic and highly engaged on the substance of the issues.”
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