Category: Anthropology

MET anthropologist addresses the question, “Does Seaport have soul?”

May 4th, 2015 in Anthropology, Faculty News, Merry White, MET News, Programs

Does Seaport have soul?

More than 10,000 people call it home and condos sell for millions, but is Boston’s burgeoning Seaport District really a neighborhood? That’s the subject of a recent Boston Globe piece featuring Merry White, professor of anthropology at MET and BU’s College of Arts & Sciences. In White’s assessment, “You need people living there over generations to make a place that has meaning.” In other words, Seaport may need a bit more seasoning.

The 19 students in this year’s Boston Urban Symposium, the capstone course for graduate students in the Metropolitan College City Planning and Urban Affairs Program, have been able to apply their classroom learning this semester in a real-world setting that could have broad implications for the future.

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Dr. Merry White Featured in the Boston Globe

November 26th, 2013 in Anthropology, Faculty News, Gastronomy, MET News, Programs


Boston University Professor of Anthropology Dr. Merry White talks to the Boston Globe on how her acclaimed cookbook Cooking for Crowds came about, how Julia Child saved one of her stews, and on roasting squab for Jacqueline Onassis. Dr. White will demonstrate how to prepare menus for intimate and large groups at MET’s December 17 seminar, which includes a copy of Cooking for Crowds for each attendee.

Read more about the book at the Boston Globe