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From: Anastasia Hudgins <stas...@iup.edu> Date: Monday, April 16, 2012 Subject: Health, Environment and Fracking: Ethnographic Field School
Health, Environment and Fracking: Ethnographic Field School
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
July 9 - August 12, 2012
If you are looking for a summer experiential learning opportunity, and if you're interested in learning more about issues related to hydraulic fracturing (or fracking), you may want to consider the ethnographic field school offered at Indiana University of Pennsylvana from July 9 - August 12, 2012, in Indiana, Pennsylvania. The field school is offered for 6 credits at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level.
We will be exploring methods in applied ethnographic research, including film-making, interviews, oral history, and participatory mapping, among others, through looking at the social impacts of Marcellus Shale development in Indiana county in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The course will be divided into three sections: in-class work where students learn about anthropological and sociological analyses of the issues related to hydraulic fracturing, and methods students will use in the field. During this first period students will develop a project that fits their particular interests and the aims of the field school. In the second part of the field school students, working in groups or independently (under the guidance of the professors), will gather data related to their project's focus. Finally, in the third section of the field school, students will collaborate on an analysis and presentation of their work.
The field school will be taught by three IUP professors: Dr. Amanda Poole (Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology) who has expertise in environmental anthropology, political ecology and community-based resource management; Dr. James Dougherty (Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology) who focuses on Appalachian Studies, Working Class Studies, globalization and social change; and Dr. Anastasia Hudgins (Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology) who will emphasize issues related to visual anthropology and medical anthropology.
If you would like to attend the field school, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information or an application,