Course(s): Conflict and Gender: Warfare, Militarization and Peacemaking.
Biography: Dr. O’Bryan is a cultural anthropologist who teaches Conflict and Gender in the CRES program. Her academic interests are diverse—reflecting graduate work in psychological anthropology, globalization, multiculturalisms [sic] as well as undergraduate work in nutritional anthropology, famine studies and population dynamics. She received her B. A. in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University and her Ph.D. (2014) in Cultural Anthropology from University of Oregon.
Dr. O'Bryan also teaches culture and psychology, food and culture and medical anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and American Jewish cultures in the Judaic Studies program. This year, she will also be teaching psychological anthropology and introduction to cultural anthropology at Willamette University. Her current research projects include 1) an expansion of her dissertation research on identity and mobility among Afghan women in Vancouver, B.C. as well as two other projects focusing on 2) permaculture farming life in boreal forest landscape in the Cariboo region of B.C., and 3) patient and clinician experiences in treatment of Charcot joint arthropathy.