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Anthropology: Pursuing the Quaker Connection

As a graduate student in dance anthropology at London’s Roehampton University, I had my first mid‐life crisis. Actually, make that my first quarter‐life crisis; I was 23 at the time and sitting in the common room of the flat I shared with six other international students. My notes were spread out on the table before me, but as I attempted to draft my term paper (on the postcolonial critiques of anthropology) I began to wish I had chosen another discipline. I had come to Roehampton as a professional tap dancer, an arts educator, an activist, a writer and a🔒

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Kat Richter, a member of Trenton (N.J.) Meeting and a former intern at Friends Journal, holds an MA in Dance Anthropology. She recently published "Anthropology with an Agenda: Four Forgotten Dance Anthropologists" in the Journal of Research in Dance Education. She lives in Philadelphia and divides her time between writing and teaching dance.


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