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.

Two Anthropology Professors Get Competitive College of Arts and Sciences Awards

Each year the College of Arts and Sciences provides up to five Faculty Research Support Awards (FRSA), including one Joan Smith Award for research that addresses, illuminates or seeks to ameliorate a pressing issue of social injustice.  This year we are proud to announce that Anthropology actually got two of the awards. Emily Manetta received […]

On Two Wheels: Update on Luis Vivanco’s Research on Bike Culture

Recently, Luis Vivanco returned from delivering a lecture called “Reconsidering the Bicycle”  at Hamilton College, part of his ongoing research on bike cultures in the United States and abroad. For a write-up on the lecture, please click here. With support from UVM’s REACH program, Vivanco visited Bogotá, Columbia to study urban bike cultures and bicycle advocacy […]