Follow Luis Vivanco as he pursues research on the culture and politics of bicycles in Colombia on his new blog: Bogotá Bicycle: An Ethnographer’s Perspective. Supported by a Fulbright Scholarship, Prof. Vivanco will be conducting fieldwork in Bogotá from February-June, 2014.
Teresa Mares has recently published a chapter entitled “Engaging Latino Immigrants in Seattle Food Activism Through Urban Agriculture” in the volume Food Activism: Agency, Democracy, and Economy, edited by Carole Counihan and Valeria Siniscalchi (Bloomsbury, 2014).
Parker VanValkenburgh received funding from the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) to conduct Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) on samples of archaeological ceramics from Peru’s north coast region. INAA is a technique used to identify the concentrations of trace and major elements in a variety of materials, and VanValkenburgh and colleagues Sarah Kelloway (University […]
In 2014, UVM will host the 33rd annual meeting of the Northeast Conference in Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory, one of three annual gatherings that showcase new research in Andeanist anthropology. Currently, UVM is one of only a handful of institutions hosting two scholars of Andean archaeology and material culture (Dr. Blom and Dr. VanValkenburgh). Anthropology […]
Enhancing Excellence through the Interdisciplinary Experiential Engagement is an initiative that promotes high-impact educational experiences that address questions or topics using a interdisciplinary approach, which facilitates the understanding and appreciation of the complexity and interconnectivity of phenomena and improves students’ ability to synthesize and integrate information. The two awards given this year were awarded to […]
Dr. Shea’s article entitled “Revolutionary Narratives of Self-Compassion among Older Women in Post-Mao Beijing” will be published in an April 2014 special issue of the journal Anthropology and Medicine on social suffering and compassion in Chinese cultural settings. The article traces how middle-aged and young-old Chinese women came to express and embody a theme of […]
Check out this story about a UVM senior who is applying the major in Anthropology to thesis research on social implications of genetic and genomic testing in Vermont as he prepares for a career in medicine and public health.
Abraham Awolich (Class of 2006) was recently featured in The New York Times and The Burlington Free Press for his work with The Sudan Development Foundation, an organization that he co-founded after completing his undergraduate degree in anthropology at UVM and his graduate degree in public administration at Syracuse University. Amidst the conflict in South Sudan, Abraham is doing […]