Category Archives: Public Anthropology

Making Anthropology Public at SWAA 2012

Researchers and Students from the Institute for Public Anthropology presented a number of our latest research projects at the 2012 annual meeting of the Southwestern Anthropological Association (SWAA) held on the campus of California State Universtiy, Chico.  SWAA 2012 showcased IPA research projects on a number of different panles.  The papers represent the important work being conducted at the IPA, a research center at the Fresno State that uses applied ethnographic methods to address issues of public concern.

[(From Left: Pao Kue, Jia Lu, Dalitso Ruwe, Jesteen Burns, James Mullooly,  Fatima Ashaq, Elizabeth C. Lee, Joshua Liggett and Martha Nuño Diaz) – Photo by Adela Santana]
Fresno State Panel:
Making Anthropology Public: Collective Representations of San Joaquin Valley Life
Chairs: James Mullooly & Katherine Jones, CSU Fresno
Dalitso Ruwe, CSU Fresno
Making Anthropology Public in the San Joaquin Valley
Pao Kue, Elizabeth C. Lee, & Jesteen Burns, CSU Fresno
Telling the Whole Story of Downtown Fresno: Making Anthropology Public through Pedestrian Counting
Fatima Ashaq, CSU Fresno
Ethnographic Research Study on International Students from India
Jia Lu, CSU Fresno
Intellectual Emancipation through Public Anthropology: Nutrition and Exercise Education Development
James Mullooly, CSU Fresno
Unexpected Education: Understanding the STEM Pipeline In California’s Central Valley
Joshua Liggett, CSU Fresno
Links in the Chain: Linked Learning and “Geeking Out” as Integral to Student Success
Fresno State Papers on Other Panles:
Martha Nuño Diaz, CSU Fresno “This Is a New Thing in the World”: Community Labs and Emerging Narratives of Biological Inquiry
Jacqueline Cortez, CSU Fresno It’s Real for Us: A Look at Harry Potter’s Impact on First-Generation Fans
Charles Ettner & Joshua Liggett, CSU Fresno Understanding the Tangled Web: Interactions of Indigenous Peoples and Missionaries at Mission Soledad
Michael Eissinger, UC Merced (Fresno State alum) From Humanitarian Intervention to the Responsibility to Protect: A Discursive Shift to Cloak Controversy