Loyola University Chicago

Department of Anthropology

The Chardin Society

Loyola University Student Anthropology Club

Who was Chardin?

The Chardin Society typically holds meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. All meetings are held in the Anthropology lounge, BVM 7th floor (enter via IES). All students are welcome to attend.

For event updates and to join Chardin:

  1. Join our Facebook group and/or
  2. Register through orgsync

Questions? Email the Chardin Society at ChardinLoyola@gmail.com.

Meet the 2015-16 E-Board!

Emma Harley, President

Year: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA in Anthropology and minor in Islamic World Studies
Interests in Anthropology: I am interested in cultural and medical anthropology.
Favorite anthropologist: My favorite anthropologist is Paul Farmer, a medical anthropologist and physician whose ethnographic and humanitarian field work in Haiti has earned him the title, "the man who would cure the world."
Favorite anthropology class thus far: My favorite anthropology class at Loyola has been Dr. Strand's Contemporary European Culture class.

Vanessa Mercado, Vice President

Year: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BS in Anthropology and minor in Italian 
Interests in Anthropology: I am interested in cultural anthropology and archaeology.
Favorite anthropologist: I don't have a favorite anthropologist; there are too many interesting anthropologists to just choose one.
Favorite anthropology class thus far: I love all my classes but mostly Ethnographic Methods with Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz. I learned to write well, do ethnography, and got to choose my own research project that I really enjoyed (about the role soccer plays in a community of mostly immigrants from Mexico).

Anne Pluchar, Secretary/Administrative Assistant

Year: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA in Anthropology and Forensic Science with a minor in Chemistry 
Interests in Anthropology: I love biological anthropology. I've always known I was interested in science and human anatomy but I never wanted to be a medical doctor. Studying people whose lives you are not responsible for was much more appealing to me.
Favorite anthropologist: I can't say I have one. I've read so much material by so many people and every time I decide I like one or another, I change my mind. 
Favorite anthropology class thus far: Osteology with Dr Grauer. I've always loved bones and something people don't think much of can tell you so much. It's a tough class but developing your skills and realizing you can in fact figure out what those tiny fragments are is amazing.

Grace Iverson, Project Manager

Year: Junior
Anticipated Degree: BA in Anthropology and Art History
Interests in Anthropology: My interests include visual and material culture -- I hope to work in museums!
Favorite anthropologist: Currently, Lila Abu-Lughod and Sherry Ortner
Favorite anthropology class thus far: My favorite class so far is a tie between Dr. Adams' Material and Immaterial Worlds (Anthropology of Art) and the Museum Collections Internship/class with Dr. Nichols.

Jessica Rivera, Public Relations Representative

Year: Sophomore
Anticipated Degree: BS in Anthropology and with a minor in Biology 
Interests in Anthropology: Medical Anthropology
Favorite anthropologist: At the moment? Julie Livingston (Thanks, Dr. Butler). 
Favorite anthropology class thus far: I absolutely adore both of the anthropology classes I'm in this semester (Fall 2015): Anth 332: Language, Race, and Inequality with Dr. Strand, and Anth 213: Contemporary African Culture with Dr. Butler.