Deborah Augsburger (12-16-13)

Deborah Augsburger (12-16-13)

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning want you to meet:

Deborah Augsburger

Deborah Augsburger

Hometown: Born in Harrisonburg, VA, grew up there and in Lombard, IL, Goshen, IN, Hoboken, NJ, lived longest in Philadelphia, PA, and moved to Duluth 5 ½ years ago. My adopted hometown is Juchitán, Oaxaca, in Mexico.

Department or Office: Department of Social Inquiry

What life experiences led you to your current career?: An early fascination with language and cultural diversity; moving to the NYC area after college and encountering Spanish-speaking communities; spending a summer in a Mayan village in the Yucatan with a small band of anthropologists. Curiosity and lots of luck.

List the classes you teach: The Human Experience, Cultural Anthropology, Cultures of Mesoamerica, Language, Culture & Society, Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Anthropology in the Community, Environmental Anthropology. I'm developing a course on Food and Anthropology.

In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful?: Try new things, don't be afraid to ask for what you need to do better, and connect what you have to do with what you care about.

What is your favorite book?: Barbara Myerhoff's Number Our Days, a book about doing fieldwork in a community of Jewish senior citizens dealing with meaning and mortality in Venice, California.

What is your favorite hobby or activity outside of work?: Adventurous cooking and knitting

One fun fact about you: I can do "The Wave" with my eyebrows.

 

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