Board Approves Four University Research Professors for 2012-13
Asia Center to Host Speakers on Buddhism
Wildcat Wheels with Sara Ailshire
Sara Ailshire is a senior majoring in Anthropology. Sara is also a mechanic at Wildcat Wheels, UK's community bike shop and bicycle library. Wildcat Wheels allows students and faculty rent bikes, or use the shops work stands, tools, and expertise to maintain their own bicycles. Arts & Sciences' Cheyenne Hohman recently sat down with Sara to discuss her work at Wildcat Wheels, and how it has informed her ambitions after she graduates from UK.
Institutional Partnerships in India: Srimati Basu
The UK Asia Center wants to connect UK and India on an institutional level. Srimati Basu, an associate professor in the Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies and Anthropology and a member of the Asia Center Steering Committee, went on a trip to India to tour potential partner institutions in February 2012.
Challenge to the Production of Indigenous Knowledge
The Latin American Studies Program at the University of Kentucky presents a conference by Joanne Rappaport, Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Department of Spanish and Portuguese Georgetown University entitled "Challenges to the Production of Indigenous Knowledge"
The talk will take place on Wednesday March 7th at 3:00p.m. in the Niles Gallery in the Fine Arts Library.
Joanne Rappaport received a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign in 1982. Her interests include ethnicity, historical anthropology, new social movements, literacy, race, and Andean ethnography and ethnohistory.
Dissertation Year Fellowship Award Recipient-- Allison Harnish
Allison Harnish has recieved the Dissertation Year Fellowship Award. Allison Harnish works in a frontier farming region outside one of Africa’s largest national parks, and in her dissertation she investigates how gender- and age-based differences in household labor roles prompt men, women, boys, and girls to differently experience declines in natural resources.