Sociocultural Anthropology

Charles L. Briggs


OFFICE: 307 Kroeber
PHONE: 643-2012
Wednesdays 2:30PM - 5:00PM

189 001: Disability, Ethnography, and Design

Instructor: Karen Nakamura

Term: Fall 2019

Time: Tu, Th 12:30 pm – 1:59 pm

Room: 101 2251 College

189 002: Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Resilience: Critical Perspectives on Global Climate Change

Instructor: Sarah Vaughn and Stephen Collier

Term: Fall 2019

Time: Tu, Th 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Room: Wurster 106

Various topics covering current research theory, method; issues of social and cultural concern; culture change, conflict, and adaptation. May combine more than one subdiscipline of Anthropology.

Requirements Class Fulfills:

  • Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth

196: Reimagining Asia-America

Instructor: Aihwa Ong

Term: Fall 2019 

Time: M 2:00pm -4 :00pm

Room: 317 Kroeber

How did we get from the "warrior woman" and "model minority" to "Southeast Asian refugees" and "crazy rich Asians"?  How do the imagination, understanding and politics of Asia American and Asian-American shift over time and space? What are the political, economic, and cultural stakes in re-imaginations of what is "Asian" in contemporary times?

158: Religion and Anthropology

InstructorCharles Hirschkind 

Term: Fall 2019

TimeTu, Th 9:30 am - 10:59 am

Room: 101 Moffit

A consideration of the interplay between religious beliefs and institutions and other aspects of culture.

157: Anthropology of Law

Instructor: Laura Nader

Term: Fall 2019 

Time: Tu, Th 11:00 am - 12:29 pm 

Units: 4

Comparative survey of the ethnography of law; methods and concepts relevant to the comparative analysis of the forms and functions of law.

Requirements Course Fulfills

Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth

Carceral Geographies Course Thread

Law & Humanities Course Thread 

156A: Politics and Anthropology

Instructor: James Holston

Term: Fall 2019

Time: Tu, Th 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm

Room: 221 Kroeber

Daniel Fisher


OFFICE: 323 Kroeber

Mariane C. Ferme


OFFICE: 321 Kroeber
Thursdays 12:15PM - 2:30PM