The 2013 Southwestern Anthropological Association Meetings in San Jose, California held in April featured several papers/ posters and presentations from the University of La Verne.
Presenters from La Verne included Adjunct Professor Gerlaine Kiamco, Adjunct Professor Kara Lemma, Adjunct Professor Fatima Suarez, Senior Anthropology Major Patrick Gadut and Alumna Daisy Serrano and.
“The meeting was incredibly important to me because I think professors in this day and age struggle with negotiating how and when to use technology in the classroom,” Lemma said. “In this session, we had the opportunity to explore the pros and cons of using technology within the context of work and play.”
Professor of Anthropology Dr. Kim Martin was also in attendance as the association’s secretary and executive board member.
“I think La Verne had a great presence at the conference and it was wonderful to have our department chair, Kim Martin, there to facilitate and support our efforts,” Lemma said.
Papers submitted included “Using Visual Anthropology to Enhance Community Policing,” by Gadut, “Narcorridos and Tolerance for Deviance, by Serrano, ‘Alternative Pedagogies: An Exploration of ‘Edutainment’ in situated learning environments’, by Kiamco and Lemma and “Del Tal Padre, Tal Hija, (Like Father, like Daughter): Fathering Chicana Feminisms, by Suarez.