Jane Desmond

In The News

  • In Spring 2021, ANTH 126 "Humans and Animals: Food or Friend?" became the inaugural course for the Humanities Research Lab. Professor Jane Desmond who designed and teaches the class as part of the "Grand Challenges"...

  • Professors Jane Desmond and Virginia Dominguez of Anthropology are featured (among other past IFUSS fellows from various countries) in an upcoming webinar for the Society for U.S. Intellectual History on "US Studies in an International Context" next Sunday, March 7th.  Register...

  • Anthropology Professor Jane Desmond is going to be presenting in an event titled 'The Arts in the Time of Pandemic: Performance,' along with Professors Deke Weaver (Media Studies) and Jorge Lucero (Art Education) on September 30, 2020 at 4pm.  More information on the event and registration can be...

  •   Professor Jane Desmond of Anthropology has been newly appointmented at the Center for Advanced Study as CAS Resident Director of the new Human-Animal Studies @ Illinois Initiative. Professor Desmond has already established a distinguished record of organizing human-animal studies programs at...

  • In a thought-provoking piece published this morning on the Hill, Professor Desmond of Anthropology suggests it may be time to cut down on fireworks noise. "Silent" fireworks, she argues, can deliver the same fascinating visual effects, without the sounds that can be causing or triggering trauma for...