Featured Scholar - September 2019
Lauren Miller Griffith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ethnology
Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING/STREAMING?
The only things getting streamed in my household right now are cartoons. But I am enjoying watching films like Rabbit Proof Fence and Krippendorf's Tribe as I gear up to teach Anthropology at the Movies in the spring.
WHAT GAMES ARE YOU PLAYING?
Whatever make-believe game my 4-year-old invents...which typically involves ninjas. Fortunately, I know martial arts.
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
I listen to hip-hop while running.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities by Martha Nussbaum (plus whatever psychological thrillers I can download for free from Amazon...)
WHAT ARE YOU WRITING/ THINKING ABOUT?
I'm thinking about how our elective leisure activities have the potential to radically transform the ways in which we relate to the world. More specifically, I'm working on questions of how involvement in capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial art that has become a global phenomenon) can lead people to become more involved in social justice initiatives.
For more information about Dr. Griffith, please visit: GRIFFITH