Lisa Pope Fischer’s Profile

Faculty
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Lisa Pope Fischer
Title
Associate Professor
Department
Social Science
Office Location
611 Namm
Academic interests

Anthropology

Bio

Coming soon

Work Phone
718-260-5742

My Courses

ANTH 1101: Introduction to Anthropology

ANTH 1101: Introduction to Anthropology

This course is a general introduction to the four fields of anthropology that looks at how anthropologists study cultural and physical aspects of humankind. We will explore a range of societies and methods anthropologists study. This course covers such topics as economic systems, population dynamics, kinship, political systems, religion, art, medicine, as well as globalization, power relations and ethics. This course covers cross-cultural ethnographic data including Africa, Meso-America, Australia, and Asia.

My Projects

OER Fellowship

OER Fellowship

This is a collaborative space for faculty in the Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellowship, and anyone interested in OERs and open pedagogy.

WAC Digital Initiatives: Writing Intensive Certification

WAC Digital Initiatives: Writing Intensive Certification

Current and potential writing intensive (WI) course instructors now have the opportunity to complete the certification process online, in a fast-tracked method well-suited to some faculty members’ crammed schedules. Over the course of the academic year, this born-digital initiative offers faculty a space in which they can view past workshops; discuss how WAC principles work in their own classrooms and disciplines; and submit and share resources. After participating in this project, faculty will submit a portfolio of revised materials to complete the certification process.

Living Laboratory Associate Fellows

Living Laboratory Associate Fellows

This is a collaborative space for use by Living Laboratory Associate Fellows participating in the General Education Seminar, part of City Tech’s Title V grant-funded initiative A Living Laboratory. This seminar will concentrate on incorporating general education outcomes into our courses focusing on Kuh’s High Impact Educational Practices, place based learning, open pedagogy and assessment practices.

NEH Comparative Perspectives on Health, Illness and Healing

NEH Comparative Perspectives on Health, Illness and Healing

Our year-long project will explore the practice of medicine as an expression of cultural beliefs and value systems that differ widely across cultures and that have evolved in particular ways in particular cultural contexts over the course of history. The goal of the project is to enable faculty from the departments of allied health, and consequently their students, to become more thoughtful, culturally competent, and ethically aware practitioners by better understanding variables of philosophy, values, and culture that underlie medical practice in different societies. The seminar will be organized around five themes: Introduction to the Tools of the Humanities; Systems of Medical Knowledge (East and West); Portrayals of Illness in World Art; Cultural Interpretations of Addiction; and Religious, Ethical, and Legal Meanings of Death across Cultures. These themes were chosen for their broad relevance to allied health practitioners in the culturally diverse contexts in which they work.

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