Archaeological Investigation on UVM Campus

             

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 […]

Anthropology Major, Siera Carusone, in Kigali, Rwanda

As the first recipient of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) Summer Internship offered by the UVM Career Center and the College of Arts and Sciences, Siera Carusone ’18 is studying in Kigali, Rwanda.   Read more about her work here    

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

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) […]