Anthropology News

  • Emily Maistrellis
    After graduating from Bates in 2008, I worked as a program coordinator for the international public health organization Jhpiego, in Baltimore, MD. While there, I supported the implementation of community based maternal health services in Afghanistan, and HIV education and prevention programs in Botswana. This work taught me that I really wanted to expand upon…
  • What’s happening with Prof. Elizabeth Eames
    Elizabeth Eames   Since our last newsletter, I have added to the department’s curriculum a short term unit called Global Maine: Documentary Production in Community.  In an intense five weeks, students explore the ethics of ethnographic filming while acquiring both videography and editing skills.   In addition, since the last newsletter, Mellen published The Politics of…
  • Valerie Wicks
    I live in Portland, Maine and work as a plaintiffs’-side employment and civil rights attorney at the law firm Johnson, Webbert & Young. The work is extremely rewarding, particularly now, when there is much-needed attention on workplace issues like sexual harassment. I’m happy to be back in Maine after stints in Michigan and New York….
  • Sarah Standiford
    Sarah Standiford ’97 lives in South Portland Maine and works as the State Campaigns Director for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund…living the nomadic work lifestyle but grateful to be rooted in Maine with her husband of 17 years, Jeff Fetterer. At PPFA, she manages the team of campaign strategists who…
  • Melody Alschuler
    I am in my first year of the Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience in the McPartland Lab and the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center.   Best, Melody Alschuler
  • Alexa Adams
    After graduating from Bates in May, I spent the summer leading a backpacking trip in Europe for high school students.  In September, I drove across the country and ultimately landed in Portland, Oregon where I have been working part-time and studying to take the GREs.  Starting in January, I will begin an apprenticeship working and…
  • A note from Prof. Danforth
    In 2012 I took a Short Term Unit to Saudi Arabia, which was one of the most exciting things I have done in my career at Bates. It changed the direction of my scholarly career. I spent the whole next year writing a book about Saudi Arabia and my experiences there. It included chapters about…