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Laura Lein


Professor EmeritaPh. D., Harvard University

Professor Emeritus
Laura Lein

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Education                                                                                       School of Social Work Home

         Ph.D., Harvard University
         MA, Harvard University
         BA, Swarthmore College

 

Professional Interests

Families in poverty, families on the Texas-Mexico border, social welfare policies and programs, child care policies and programs, gender, race and ethnicity.

 

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Courses


ANT 324L • Studies Of Us Poverty

30960 • Fall 2007
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM PAR 201

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ANT 324L • Studies Of Us Poverty

30501 • Fall 2006
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM SSW 2.106

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ANT 324L • Rdg Pov/Pol/Thry Thru Ethnog-W

28597 • Fall 2005
Meets M 1:00PM-4:00PM EPS 1.130KA

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ANT 324L • Studies Of Us Poverty

28602 • Fall 2005
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM SSW 2.106

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ANT 324L • Studies Of Us Poverty

28412 • Fall 2004
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM SSW 2.106

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ANT 302 • Cultural Anthropology

26420-26475 • Fall 2002
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:00PM JES A121A

This course focuses on "classic" themes in anthropology such as ethnicity, language, adaptation, marriage, kinship, gender, religion, and social stratification.  We will consider anthropological theory from its 19th-century origins to the present.  The course also explores the nature of ethnographic field work, especially the relationship between the anthropologist and the field community.  
The lectures, readings, and films for this course have been selected with the objective of exploring the social meanings with which diverse groups invest their life.  By comparing and analyzing the similarities and differences between "us" and "others," both within the borders of the U.S. and abroad, the anthropological perspective can expose some of our own cultural assumptions and enable us to better understand diverse cultures.

ANT 302 • Cultural Anthropology

26910-26965 • Fall 2001
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:00PM WEL 2.224

This course focuses on "classic" themes in anthropology such as ethnicity, language, adaptation, marriage, kinship, gender, religion, and social stratification.  We will consider anthropological theory from its 19th-century origins to the present.  The course also explores the nature of ethnographic field work, especially the relationship between the anthropologist and the field community.  
The lectures, readings, and films for this course have been selected with the objective of exploring the social meanings with which diverse groups invest their life.  By comparing and analyzing the similarities and differences between "us" and "others," both within the borders of the U.S. and abroad, the anthropological perspective can expose some of our own cultural assumptions and enable us to better understand diverse cultures.

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