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The summer 2012 admissions deadline has passed.

JBS class study reveals poor air quality in Boston nail salons

Former JBS student launches new website!

"JBS was an eye opening experience every day."

Nail Salon Study

Click above to view the Nail Salon Study Poster. 

JBS Presentation

A Night Out with Toxic Free Nails: JBS Environmental Health and Justice Presentations!

Watch the video on the 2011 JBS Civil Rights and Racial Justice in Mississippi Program

2011 JBS Students will present their study at the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology!

Meda Kisivuli's Blog on Healthy Boston

Nail Study on Her Campus Brandeis

Hanna Wellish '12, a student in the JBS Environmental Health and Justice Program, creates a short video about the students' work with Worcester Roots.

Philip Lu '11 writes about his experience in The Justice.


Sample Tentative Weekly Schedule

The summer will be divided into two five-week sessions, with the first two courses (Anthropological Inquiry and Ethnographic Research Design/Fieldwork) taking place in June and the third course (Individual Readings and Research in Anthropology/Senior Honors Research) running July-August.

May 29 - June 28
Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  ANTH 183aj Anthropological Inquiry

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  ANTH 181aj Ethnographic Research Design/Fieldwork


July 2 - August 3

4 hour class each week: Ethnographic Research Workshop

1 private meeting with Professor Ferry each week.

20 hours of independent research each week.

During this section of the program, students will be required to do at least 20 hours per week of field research, following the research design developed in section 1.  In addition, students will participate in at least one four-hour class session per week (two sessions will be scheduled to accommodate fieldwork – students may attend both if they wish).  This class will be run as a workshop for students to discuss and present their field projects and common challenges and strategies with each other.  Students will also be required to meet with the instructor once a week for up to one hour.  

Note that this schedule and all information is subject to change.