Dr. Mares Awarded the Frank Bryan Research Award

It has just been announced that Teresa Mares is a recipient of the Frank Bryan Research Award from the Center for Research on Vermont. This award will allow her to pursue her research project La Otra Frontera (The Other Border): Exploring Latino/a Migrant Foodways during the summer of 2014. Through this project, Teresa will be […]

Follow Luis Vivanco’s Research Adventures in Colombia

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.

New Publication By Teresa Mares

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).      

Latest Research by Our New Prof — Dr. Parker VanValkenburgh

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 […]

Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory, 2014

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 […]

Anthropology Professor Jeanne Shea’s Recent Research Successes

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 […]

Eating Far From Home: Migrant Foodways in Vermont

Anthropology professor Teresa Mares with Geography professor Pablo Bose speak about their research on food and migration in Vermont, particularly their involvement with two community projects – one that works with refugees on urban farming, and another that works with migrant workers on kitchen gardening. Through this talk, Drs. Bose and Mares provide a deeper […]

Scott Van Keuren and Mark Agostini publish new article on Ancestral Pueblo pottery

An article detailing Scott Van Keuren’s research on southwestern pottery appears in the December issue of Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. The article shows how a high-tech compositional analysis of paints revealed that only certain potters had access to the knowledge and resources required to craft a richly-decorated pottery type. The study is part of a […]

Prof. John Crock Presents New Rock Art Research

John Crock presented “3D Modeling and visualization of Amerindian Cave Sites and Rock Art in the Caribbean” (with Wetherbee Dorshow, Ph.D.; Earth Analytic, Inc.) at the new Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis (CAVEA) at Metropolitan State University of Denver on 11/6/2013.  This technology allows a 3D rendering of caves containing rock art from […]

Video for Luis Vivanco’s Talk on Bicycle Cultures

Please see this link for a video of Luis Vivanco’s talk on bicycle cultures at the University of California, Davis from April, 2013. Prof. Vivanco’s talk begins at roughly 21 minutes in.