Jane Desmond

In The News

  • 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...

  • Department of Anthropology Professor, Jane Desmond wrote about protesting in the time of a pandemic in an Op Ed piece that was published in Public Seminar. She explores there the balance between 'creating a social movement and social distancing.'  Read the full article...

  • Anthropology Professor, Jane Desmond has been featured on Scientific American. Her article describes the significance of donkeys for more than half a billion people accross the world, but also recounts the heartbreaking abuse and exploitation of these very special animals. She also urges American...