Is Anthropology for Us?: Presenting a Space for Women Anthropologists

  • 05 Mar 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sumner School (1201 17th St NW)


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Speakers:  Sue Taylor, Eleanor King, Camee Maddox-Wingfield, Victoria Danner
  Tuesday, 05 March 2019
Sumner School, 1201 17th St NW, Washington, DC
7:00 pm
Pre-meeting gathering: 
5:30 (details below; click here and then on the "Register" button to RSVP)

Panel brief:
This panel explores the difficulties faced by women anthropologists, particularly women of color, in the academy and in professional practice. Despite the barriers placed before them, these women have pushed forward with their ambitions and found success as anthropologists. Our panelists will share their experiences as faculty members, practitioners, and consultants highlighting the transformative work that must be done in order to make anthropology more inclusive.

Speaker bios:

Sue Taylor is a Public Anthropologist in Residence at American University. She has extensive experience in nursing administration, clinical practice, and medical anthropology. Her early research focused on issues of health and gerontology. As an independent consultant her work involves aging, ethnographic research methods, oral history, and urban anthropology.

Eleanor King is an Associate Professor at Howard University. Her areas of interests are archaeology, history of anthropology and archaeology, and origins of inequality. The focus of her research has been in new world cultures including Mesoamerica (Maya), historical archaeology of Apache and Buffalo Soldiers, and in public education.

Camee Maddox-Wingfield is an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County. Her research interests relate to cultural activism and identity formation in the French Caribbean and African Diaspora dance communities. Her current research examines the interrelationship among dance, cultural citizenship, and spiritual orientation in Martinique’s bèlè dance tradition.

Victoria Danner is a Medical Anthropologist and Public Health Professional with six years experience in health research, project management, and health communications. She has worked for the Lupus Foundation of America, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the National Cancer Institute.

ASL interpretation: Contact Erik Kjeldgaard at least 48 hours prior to the event if you require ASL interpretation or other accommodation for this event.

Before the meeting:  Join the speakers for dinner or snacks from 5:30  - 6:45 pm at the Edgar Bar and Kitchen, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC (3 minute walk to Sumner School).  Click here, and
then on the "Register" button to let us know you are planning to attend so we can provide a count to the Edgar.

Meeting Location:
  The Sumner School is located at the corner of 17th St and M St NW.  The entrance to the meeting area is on 17th St through the double doors under the black metal stairway.  From the Farragut North Metro Station (Red Line), exit onto L St, walk one block east to 17th St, turn left, and walk 2 blocks north.  Picture ID is required for entry to the building.  No registration or RSVP is required to attend the meeting.

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