Hey Class! My name is Taz and I am a doctoral candidate in the Medical Anthropology Program at MSU. I grew up in Southern California and graduated from UC Irvine in Biology and Anthropology. I am definitely a California girl at heart: I love the beach, flip flips, and frozen yogurt. In my free time, I LOVE to play soccer. Unfortunately, I tore my ACL last fall playing indoor and am recovering from my surgery. At least its giving me enough time to work on my dissertation and of course, this online class! Something else interesting about me is that I coach a learn to row program in Lansing for adults. Its a great excuse to get out of my office and onto the water in the evenings.
I am in the course because… well… I am the instructor! This is the first time this course is being offered so I am really excited to see how this goes. I taught ANP 201 last summer but this time, I get to teach in my own field and have more control over the course content. I really hope you guys get something out of this course – I can’t wait to meet you all!
Here’s a picture from my soccer team at soccer zone last summer. If you want to learn anything else about me, feel free to visit my personal website: www.tazinkarim.com