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  • A collection of video messages from—and conversations with—Haverford College President Wendy Raymond and faculty during this semester of remote learning and social distancing, as well as conversations with alumni fighting the disease on the front lines.

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    Highlighting faculty professional activities, including conferences, exhibitions, performances, awards, and publications. 

  • This writing seminar focuses on how British and American culture has defined the child since the 18th century, tracing the ever-evolving definitions of childhood through books, games, and toys of different periods.

  • The pre-spring break iteration of the Office of Academic Resources’ Reading Rainbow book-advocacy series featured students, faculty, and staff recommending books that helped them “overcome a sense of powerlessness.”

  • This seminar course addresses major theories and findings in Asian American psychology, with a focus on immigration and acculturation, ethnic identity, stereotyping and discrimination, families and development, and mental health.

  • This chemistry course introduces students to the rules of thermodynamics and then uses them to explain and predict things at many levels, from systems as small as atoms and molecules to the entire planet.

  • This astronomy course provides an introduction to both modern and ancient astronomy, and provides a framework to discuss the nature of science and astronomy.

  • This anthropology course, co-taught by this semester’s Friend in Residence, engages with issues, theories, and methodologies of nonviolent and violent struggles, peace negotiations, transitional justice, post-conflict reconstruction, and peacebuilding by looking at South Africa as a case study.

  • This interdisciplinary English course examines the visual politics of literatures of bondage, focusing on colonial Brazil/Amazon, the cross-temporal Indian Ocean World, and our contemporary moment of globalization.

  • This political science course explores power and security through the lens of gender.

  • Shoshana Zuboff signs a student's copy of her book, "Surveillance Capitalism" at an event at Haverford College

    The talk was the latest in the yearlong Technology and Justice Series, sponsored by the President’s Initiative for Ethical Engagement and Leadership, which aims to help the Haverford community grapple with issues in the intersection of technology, equity, privacy, surveillance, sustainability, and more. 

  • This seminar encourages students to analyze primary sources and secondary works to explore how and why early Friends came to see both war and slavery as immoral.

  • This course examines how anthropologists contribute to human rights in law and grassroots movements.

  • This political science course integrates diverse disciplinary approaches—legal, political, sociological and anthropological—to explore the causes of migration, the dynamics of assimilation and incorporation of migrants in the U.S., and the process and impacts of deportation and (re)incorporation in Mexico and Central America.

  • This anthropology course explores the tensions between indigenous peoples and the various political and ideological structures that govern their lives.