Anthropology Students Present their Work at the UVM Student Research Conference

Several anthropology students presented their work at the UVM Student Research Conference, including one interviewed by NPR. Ariadne Argyros, A Stylistic Analysis of Middle Kingdom Faience Hippopotami Statuettes (Advisor: Scott Van Keuren) Liz Cheli, How Ethnography Informs the Study of Archaeological Pottery Production (Advisor: Scott Van Keuren) Catherine Dey, Mayan, Mimbres, and Moche: Human Representation […]

Anthropology Student Awarded a Grant for Summer Research

Sonia Zaccheo, a junior minoring in Anthropology with a global health focus, has been awarded a UVM College of Arts and Sciences APLE Summer Stipend to support her Honors thesis research this summer. Her ethnographic research is focused on mapping and analyzing the food and nutrition resources, programs, and initiatives on offer for resettled refugees […]

Cara Zhuang on “Why Anthropology?”

Cara Zhuang (Anthropology, Class of 2017) As a first-generation Chinese American, my upbringing was characterized by the juxtaposition of two cultures. Caught between my family’s traditions and the influences of American society, my interest in cultural dynamics stems from the desire to understand the construction of various sets of values and how they can conflict […]

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) […]

Professors VanValkenburgh and Eastman Awarded Humanities Center Multidisciplinary Collegial Network Grant

Anthropology faculty Parker VanValkenburgh and Benjamin Eastman received one of the first three grants from UVM’s Multidisciplinary Collegial Network program, to support a series of critical discussions and presentations on the “ontological turn” in the humanities and interpretive social sciences — a wave of new research examining how categories of being are constructed, as well […]

New Publication By Deborah Blom

Deborah Blom has published a chapter entitled “Tracing Tiwanaku Childhoods: A Bioarchaeological Study of Age and Identity in Tiwanaku Society” in the volumeTracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity, edited by Jennifer L. Thompson, Marta Alfonso-Durruty, and John J. Crandall University Florida Press (May 2014)  

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 […]

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).