2018 Winter Courses - ANT 315-A Latin American Peoples & Cultures

Course Description

This course involves an in-depth exploration of Latin American and Caribbean culture, both historically and today. We will be investigating the interdependence between economically developed and lesser developed parts of the Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions of the world. Students will be presented with an anthropological perspective on a range of issues related to the region, using primary cultural documents and ethnographic works to more deeply understand specific Latin American populations.

Additional Information

    • Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

Course Instructor

Linnea Carlson

Linnea Carlson

Community-Based Learning (CBL) Fellow

Dr. Carlson is a cultural anthropologist specializing in health, gender, and globalization. She spent two years in the Caribbean conducting ethnographic research for her dissertation on the social experiences of HIV/AIDS infection. She also holds degrees in International Affairs (BA) and Public Health (MPH), and has 15 years of experience conducting health and social research in Boston, Washington, DC, New York City, Venezuela, Trinidad, and Guyana. Dr. Carlson has been teaching college anthropology and sociology courses for 10 years, exploring topics in qualitative methodologies, race, gender, Latin American and indigenous cultures, and the effects of globalization on people and culture.