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Disasters with Borders: The Impact of the “Haitian” Earthquake in a Dominican Border Town


The January 12, 2010 earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas is one of the worst disasters in recent history.  While the earthquake and cholera epidemic’s consequences in Haiti received considerable attention, very little is known about how these disasters impacted communities in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Tess Kulstad, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, [...] Read more »

Museum of Anthropology Fall 2013 Lectures & Exhibits


The Museum of Anthropology, located on Wake Forest University’s campus, is proud to announce the upcoming lectures and exhibits for the Fall 2013 school semester. To find out more information, click on each event for a drop-down description. Lectures: Effects on Inuit of the European Seal Import Ban, by Inuit lawyer/activist Aaju Peter. September [...] Read more »

Museum of Anthropology: Days of the Dead Exhibit

skeleton couple

The Museum of Anthropology opened on September 11th its annual exhibit on Mexico’s Dias de los Muertos, or Days of the Dead. The exhibit will run through December 14th and is open to the general public for free. The exhibit features a traditional Mexican ofrenda: a home alter with sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts, [...] Read more »

Brazil’s African identity

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The Museum of Anthropology will welcome Elina Hartikainen, Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Virginia, on February 16th for a discussion on her research into African religious and racial identity politics in contemporary Brazil. Specifically, she will examine how Brazilian practitioners of Candomblé, an African diasporic religion, imagine and perform [...] Read more »