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Thursday 18 February 2016

This February Minnesota State University, Mankato is celebrating World Anthropology Day!

World Anthropology Day will take place on February, 18, 2016 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. This event will celebrate anthropology and educate those who are unfamiliar with anthropology. “This is an event not to miss,” said Dr. Kathryn “Jay” Elliott “it demonstrates the many ways that anthropologists in our University give back to and support our community.”

World Anthropology Day, is a day for anthropologists to share their excitement about their discipline with the public around them.

“This is a great time for anthropology,” said Dr. Alisse Waterston, President of the American Anthropological Association. “Today’s anthropologists are making remarkable contributions to human understanding and tackling the world’s most pressing problems.”

Anthropologists will share their work around the world. Events and activities in Canada, Morocco, India, Egypt, Mexico, Tunisia, and across the United States will build enthusiasm and awareness for current and future anthropologists.

World Anthropology Day is an initiative by the American Anthropological Association. Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association, with more than 10,000 members, is the world’s largest professional organization of anthropologists. The Association is dedicated to advancing human understanding and tackling the world’s most pressing problems.

Featured Speaker

Dr. Rosmarie Mwaipopo

Fulbright Scholar

Women and Power in African Communities: The Case of Tanzania

Thursday, February 18
5:00 PM
CSU 253, 254, 255

Dr. Rosemarie Mwaipopo has been working with the University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Tanzania) for 23 years. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and teaches courses in Human Ecology; People; Environment and Development; Gender and Culture; Social Problems of Urbanization; and Social Science Research Methodology. Her research and consultancies have been in the areas of Gender and Women’s issues in Tanzania; People and natural (renewable and non-renewable) resources; Poverty and vulnerability.