News for Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SAR Scholar Books, Exhibitions and Online Articles

Incoming 2016-2017 Campbell Fellow, Alison Heller, has published a slideshow of photos she took during her time as a medical anthropologist researching the effects of fistula on women in sub-Saharan Africa. She writes:

Over the course of 18 months, I followed 100 diverse women with fistula, who came from rural and urban Niger as well as neighboring countries, as they sought treatment in four fistula centers. These women’s lives are, in many ways, stories of corporeal, emotional, and social hardship. But they also encompass stories of community, family, and solidarity. Their accounts ring with laughter born of struggle and of resilience and personal growth gained through long and lonely journeys.

You can view the slideshow in the May edition of the online journal, Sapiens, here.

Debra L. Martin, 1991-1992 Weatherhead Resident Scholar, and Anna J. Osterholtz recently published a book titled, Bodies and Lives in Ancient America, in which Dr. Martin’s work done at SAR 25 years ago forms the basis of this expansive look at what it was like to live and die in North America before the advent of European colonization. In the acknowledgements it reads in part:

"...The idea for this book began in 1991 while one of us (Martin) was a resident scholar the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe.  After percolating for 25 years, the book came to fruition with the support of the Lincy Foundation ...."

More about Dr. Martin can be found here.

The School for Advanced Research congratulates 2011-2012 Anne Ray Fellow Nancy Marie Mithlo on the opening of her exhibition titled 'For a Love of his People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw' at the National Museum of the American Indian. Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache) co-curated the exhibition with Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). The exhibition closes in June of 2017. We hope you will visit if you are in the area.

Follow us: