Action Research in the Andes 2013
The Center for Social Well Being is now in its 12th year offering our 3 week training program with courses in ethnographic field methods and languages (Spanish and Quechua) in the Peruvian Andes. Students are housed at the center's rural base, an adobe lodge on an environmentally-focused ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Callejón de Huaylas, 7 hours northeast of Lima.
Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in anthropological investigation that emphasizes methods in Participatory Action Research and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of Climate Change with respect to Health, Ecology, Agrobiodiversity, Education, Community Organization and related topics. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing investigations in local agricultural communities to develop effective field research techniques, and to acquire language skills. In addition, the program provides excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes and hot springs; optional recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking.
The program tuition fee covers in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, and all program activities, that consist of classes, lectures, research, site visits with local communities, as well as program related excursions. The program is under the direction of Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D., and Ecologist, Flor de María Barreto Tosi.
New Year Session December 27th 2011 – January 13th 2013
June Solstice Session June 6th through June 26th 2013
July Harvest Session July 4th through July 24th 2013
August Earth Session August 1st through August 21st 2013
Please contact us for other potential program dates for 2013