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July 28, 2021 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Hosted online. Register below.

This event has already taken place. If you would like to receive a recording of the session please reach out to Meredith Schweitzer, schweitzer@sarsf.org

We invite you to connect with fellow alumni in SAR’s first ever virtual alumni gathering.

Join us for a discussion with three researchers on ways to hone your skills as a writer in order to publish social science research in popular publications and with the intention of reaching audiences beyond academia.

The program, open to all SAR alumni, will include a presentation and discussion as well as a breakout-room opportunity for a smaller group conversation with fellow SAR alumni.

Catch up on current research projects and reestablish connections with fellow resident scholars, seminar participants, Native artist fellows, Anne Ray interns, and SAR Press contributors.

Space is limited.


Paul J. Stoller (SAR’s 1992 National Endowment for the Humanities Resident Scholar, and contributor to several SAR Press publications)

Paul Stoller is Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University. He is the author of 14 books (memoirs, novels and ethnographies) and has conducted research among the Songhay people in West Africa (Niger) and among West African immigrants in New York City. In 2013 King Karl XVI Gustav of Sweden awarded him the Anders Retzius Gold Medal in recognition of his scientific contributions to Anthropology In 2015 the American Anthropological Association awarded him the Anthropology in Media Award. His recent books include The Sorcerer’s Burden: The Ethnographic Saga of a Global Family (2016-Palgrave) and Adventures in Blogging: Anthropology and Popular Media (2018 – University of Toronto Press)





Tanya Marie Luhrmann (Chair for 2022 SAR Short Seminar, Comparative ‘Theory’ of Mind and Spiritual Experience)

Tanya Marie Luhrmann is the Watkins University Professor in the Stanford Anthropology Department. She is a medical and psychological anthropologist, and also an anthropologist of religion. More recently she describes her work as an anthropology of mind. She sets out to understand the way people represent thought itself, and the way those culturally varied representations shape the most intimate experience of life itself. She asks how the world is made real for people, and how that realness shapes a person’s sense of capacity and purpose. She has done ethnography on the streets of Chicago with homeless and psychotic women, and worked with people who hear voices in Chennai, Accra and the South Bay. She has also done fieldwork with evangelical Christians who seek to hear God speak back, with Zoroastrians who set out to create a more mystical faith, and with people who practice magic.

She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003 and received a John Guggenheim Fellowship award in 2007.When God Talks Back was named a NYT Notable Book of the Year and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Her last book, Our Most Troubling Madness: Schizophrenia and Culture, was published by the University of California Press. How God Becomes Real will be published by Princeton in 2020.

Emily Sekine

is the cultural and linguistics development editor for SAPIENS. She has a Ph.D. in anthropology from The New School for Social Research. Prior to joining the team at SAPIENS, she worked with academic authors to craft journal articles and book manuscripts as the founder of Bird’s-Eye View Scholarly Editing. Her anthropological research and writing explore the relationships between people and nature, especially in the context of the seismic and volcanic landscapes of Japan. Emily’s work has been supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Society of Environmental Journalists, among others, and her essays have appeared in publications such as Orion magazine, the Anthropocene Curriculum, and Anthropology News.

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