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Anthropology Studies in London

In Research, Students on September 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm


By Holly Bisset, History Major and Anthropology Student

This summer fellow sophomore Paige Ferreri and I spent two weeks in the heart of London assisting Professor Jaime Ullinger with data collection. The time was truly remarkable, providing me with an opportunity to learn about the many stages of work that go into a research project.

Paige and I became involved in the project because we had both taken Professor Ullinger’s introductory level biological anthropology course and Paige had taken the 300 level osteology course, while I worked in the biological anthropology lab. At the time, I don’t think either of us could have imagined that our interest in anthropology would turn into an opportunity to conduct research abroad though the Bioanthropology Research Institute.

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Perspective on Marital Rape

In Faculty, Research on September 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm


By Hillary Haldane, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

In 1985, David Finkelhor and Kersti Yllo published the groundbreaking work, License to Rape: Sexual Abuse of Wives. Marital rape was a shocking topic at the time of publication, and continues to be unsettling today. The past year has seen an increase of attention paid to the topic of sexual assault more broadly. The U.S. Senate is currently addressing the topic of sexual assault in the military, the media has highlighted cases of sexual assault in Brazil, India, the Democratic Republic of Congo and here in the U.S., and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has made ending sexual assault a top priority.  While it is good news that the problem of sexual assault is receiving increased attention from policy makers and the public alike, the issue of marital rape has remained mostly hidden, and is a topic not widely researched, or commented upon.

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