Anna Corwin

Overview

Department: 
School of Liberal Arts » Anthropology
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Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles 2014

M.A., Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, 2007

B.A., French Literature, Smith College, 2003

Courses Taught

Anthropology 001 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology 105 - Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology 

Anthropology 117 - Anthropology of Religion 

 

Presentations

Nov. 2017       Care In Interaction: Aging, Personhood, and the Meaning(s) of Care, American Anthropological Association Meetings, Washington, DC.

Nov. 2016       Care and the Paradox of Spiritual Healing, American Anthropological Association Meetings, Minneapolis MN.

Publications

ACADEMIC PEER-REVIEWED

2017    “Semiotic Agency and the Performance of Gender among Genderqueer Individuals” Gender and Language 11(2): 255-277.

2017    “Overcoming Elderspeak: A Qualitative Study of Three Alternatives” The Gerontologist gnx009.

2017    “Growing Old with God: An Alternative Vision of Aging Well.” In Successful Aging: A 21st Century Obsession. S. Lamb, ed. Rutgers University Press. 98-111

2017    Lamb, Sarah, Jessica Robbins-Ruszkowski and Anna Corwin “Introduction: Successful Aging as a 21st Century Obsession” In Successful Aging: A 21st Century Obsession. S. Lamb, ed. Rutgers University Press. 1-26

2014 “Lord Hear Our Prayer: Prayer, Social Support, and Well-Being in a Catholic Convent.”  Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 24(2): 175-195

2012. “Changing God, Changing Bodies: The Impact of New Prayer Practices on Elderly Catholic Nuns’ Embodied Experience.” Ethos 40(4):390-410. Corwin.Ethos.2012

2012. “Let Him Hold You: Spiritual and Social Support in a Catholic Convent Infirmary.” Anthropology of Aging Quarterly 33(4):120-130. Corwin.AAQ.2012

POPULAR

Corwin, Anna I. March 2014. Dissertation Launchpad (TED-like talk): “Nuns, Prayer, and the Language of Aging Well” .

Saul-Sehy, Joe (Producer). 2012, Nov. 8. “How To Live a Longer and More Fulfilling Life” [Audio Podcast].  http://www.stackingbenjamins.com/

Corwin, Anna I. 2013 “Why Do Nuns Outlive the Rest of Us: Six Tips for Healthy Aging.” In Yes! Magazine. Sept 27.

Honors, Awards & Grants

Honors: 

2018  Saint Mary’s College Provost’s Faculty Research Grant "The paradox of successful aging: An 8-week intervention study"

2018  Global Religion Reserach Initiative's Global Religion Curriculum Development Grant