About ANSOciety

ANSOciety was submitted as an initiative by the students of Anthropology and Sociology  of Development and got GISA’s approval in the beginning of the spring semester of 2013. The idea behind ANSOciety is to create an interface between students from all departments regardless whether they are M.A. or PhD candidates in order to promote academic engagement, creativity and interdisciplinary dialogue.

Upcoming Events:

Mentoring: Each new ANSO student will be assigned a „mentor“ from the 2nd year. Mentors are here to help you with any issues or questions you may have concerning your courses and life in Geneva. Welcome Event: to be announced.

Ongoing Events:

ANSO Movies: During the semester, ANSOciety organises screenings of films around topics in anthropology and sociology. This semester was centered around the theme of visualised power and violence. Invited guest speakers present each film and moderate the discussion afterwards.

Past events:

Running Dinner: In April 2014, ANSOciety organised a running dinner in which 60 students took part. Each pair cooked and hosted one course. Participants had to travel between houses to enjoy a three course meal, seeing different parts of Geneva in the process. Deconstructing the I: ANSOciety launched its first major event in May 2013: an interactive photography exhibit encouraging a discussion surrounding the act of taking photographs in the field, their use for research, and their use in anthropology, the development sector, and the social sciences more broadly.

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ANSOciety on Instagram: #ansociety

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