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China Scherz

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Anthropology
Office location and address
1702 University Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Hoping and Coping: Substance Use and Orientations Towards the Future
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
January 01, 2020 – December 31, 2022
Transforming the Self in the Company of Others: Investigating the Role of Spiritual Experiences in Processes of Ethical Transformation
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
March 15, 2018 – August 31, 2019
ANTH 2280: Medical Anthropology
Credits: 3
The course introduces medical anthropology, and contextualizes bodies, suffering, healing and health. It is organized thematically around a critical humanist approach, along with perspectives from political economy and social constructionism. The aim of the course is to provide a broad understanding of the relationship between culture, healing (including and especially the Western form of healing known as biomedicine), health and political power.
ANTH 4591: Majors Seminar
Credits: 3
The majors seminars in anthropology offer majors and minors an opportunity to engage deeply with a topic of anthropological concern. Through these courses anthropology students gain experience in doing an independent research project on a topic they care about and produce a significant paper or other major work. Enrollment for majors and minors is preferred.
ANTH 4993: Independent Study in Anthropology
Credits: 1–6
Independent study conducted by the student under the supervision of an instructor of his or her choice.
ANTH 4998: Distinguished Majors Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Independent research, under the supervision of the faculty DMP thesis readers, toward the DMP thesis. Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Majors Program in Anthropology.
ANTH 4999: Distinguished Majors Thesis Writing
Credits: 3
Writing of a thesis of approximately 50 pages, under the supervision of the faculty DMP thesis readers. Prerequisite: ANTH 4998.
ANTH 5270: Care and Abandonment
Credits: 3
This seminar will explore the norms, embodied practices, material artifacts, and forms of reasoning which shape processes of care and abandonment across a range of contemporary cases. We will explore Foucault's writings on bio-power, how a focus on abandonment and abjection has altered the field of anthropology, and how care might relate to other concepts like kinship.
ANTH 7020: Contemporary Anthropological Theory
Credits: 3
Explores the major recent theoretical approaches in current anthropology, with attention to their histories and to their political contexts and implications.
ANTH 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
ANTH 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
ANTH 9010: Directed Readings
Credits: 1–12
Directed Readings
ANTH 9020: Directed Readings
Credits: 1–12
Directed Readings
ANTH 9050: Research Practicum
Credits: 1
Research Practicum
ANTH 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
ANTH 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.