to Discuss her Research on
Trenton's Historic Chambersburg Dec. 1
Windsor, N.J. - Dr. Rachel Adler, associate professor of anthropology
at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), will discuss her personal
and professional mission in her talk, "Two Worlds,
One Neighborhood: Doing Anthropology and Nursing in the 'Burg,"
on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 12 noon at Mercer County Community
College. Free and open to the public, her lecture is part
of Mercer's fall 2010 Distinguished Lecture Series and takes
place in the Communications Building, CM 107, on MCCC's West
Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Adler will discuss the anthropological research she has conducted
in Trenton's historic Chambersburg district, which has undergone
an ethnic transition from Italian to Latino. She will also
talk about the effects of recent U.S. immigration policy on
the community and her decision to become a nurse to further
engage with the Chambersburg community.
Initially interested in hands-on academic research, Dr. Adler
soon realized that she wanted to make a difference in the
lives of community residents. To fulfill a desire to make
her research socially responsible, she took a sabbatical and
enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing degree program at Drexel
University and, within 11 months, earned her degree. Her goal:
to deliver primary care to local residents.
Rachel Adler, Ph.D.
earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Arizona State University. At
TCNJ, she teaches courses in sociology, anthropology, global urbanization,
women and migration, urban ethnography/qualitative methods, and
ethnicity, race and nation. She is widely published in journals,
including American Behavioral Scientist, Practicing Anthropology,
and Urban Anthropology, and is the author of the book,
"Yucatecans in Dallas, Texas: Breaching the Border, Bridging
the Distance" (Allyn, Bacon and Longman Publishers, 2004).
Adler's lecture completes MCCC's fall series. To learn more about
upcoming public events at Mercer County Community College, click
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