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Professor Luis Vivanco and Collaborators Awarded NEH Grant to Update the Popular Image of Vermont Farmer

We are pleased to announce one of Luis Vivanco’s collaborations has resulted in a prestigious NEH grant.  See stories reporting on this important project designed to broaden the image of the “Vermont farmer” to include the diversity of individuals represented in Vermont agriculture here and here.      

Professor John Crock’s Caribbean Research Highlighted in Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology

‘Marineness’, the Underwater Seascape and Variability in Maritime Adaptations in the Late Ceramic Age Northern Lesser Antilles by John G. Crock, Nanny Carder and Wetherbee Dorshow To investigate potential variation between the fishing practices of contemporaneous Late Ceramic Age villages in the northern Lesser Antilles, we model expectations for each site based on local marine […]

Professor Teresa Mares new columnist for Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

Professor Teresa Mares has been asked to serve as a quarterly columnist for the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. Her column, “Cultivating Comida” will focus on the themes of food justice and race/ethnicity in the food system, with a specific focus on Latinx communities and immigrants. Her first column “Finding Comida in […]

Faculty Feature on Jonah Steinberg

Associate professor and cultural anthropologist Jonah Steinberg tells the story of how he first became interested in those living at the “extreme social edge.” Steinberg’s current research, funded by a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation, explores the lives of runaway children in North India. http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=news&storyID=24595&category=uvmhome

Congratulations to Professor Dickinson on her Fulbright Award!

Professor Jennifer (“J”) Dickinson has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to Ukraine from the U.S. Department of state and J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.  Her research topic is “Lviv’s Deaf Community:  Language and Identity in a Time of Transition,” a project that combines ethnographic and oral historical research to understand continuity and […]

Anthropology Faculty Awarded UVM CAS Grants

Congratulations to three Anthropology professors, Jennifer Dickinson, Teresa Mares, and Jeanne Shea who were recently awarded research and teaching grants from UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences. Jennifer Dickinson was awarded CAS International Travel Funds to present a paper at the Association for East European and Eurasian Studies/ International Association for the Humanities (ASEEES-MAG joint conference) […]

Forthcoming Book by Jonah Steinberg!

It’s official — Jonah Steinberg’s second book, A Garland of Bones, is under contract with Yale University Press. A Garland of Bones considers child runaways in postcolonial context from spatial, ethnographic, and historical vantage points, with emphases on relationships between rural change and children’s departures and on the place of runways as undesirable subjects in […]

Special Issue of Pragmatics edited by Jennifer Dickinson!

Professor Jennifer Dickinson served as the editor of a new special issue of Pragmatics (25:4 December 2015) published today, entitled “Language ideologies and writing systems”. The volume brings together a collection of articles by linguistic anthropologists studying the interplay between the production and interpretation of written language on one hand, and the language ideologies that […]

UVM Anthropology Faculty and Students featured in local exhibit

Feel like a really quick local field trip? A brief study break during finals period? The UVM Dana Medical Library lobby is hosting an exhibit “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health” with a slide show on global health activities at UVM.  It is up from this week until mid December and includes […]