Congratulations to Matthew Claeys

Matthew Claeys (2011) is expected to graduate Fall 2016 with a Masters in African Studies from the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana. His thesis research surveyed perceptions and treatment of mental health in Ghana as a means to understand human rights theory in Africa. He has been involved in additional research […]

Congratulations to Elizabeth McLeod

Elizabeth McLeod (2012), formerly Elizabeth “Liz” Lednicky, has recently been accepted to the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She hopes to pursue a career in forensic pathology. Liz has recently graduated from Boston University School of Medicine with a MS in Forensic Anthropology. Her thesis research investigated the effect of rainfall on decomposition and […]

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 […]

Fall 2015 Departmental Newsletter Now Online!

Our Fall 2015 Newsletter is now online! To see what our students and faculty have been up to over the last year, please take a look! AnthropologyFall2015Newsletter

Dr. Emily Manetta to be published in Linguistic Inquiry!

Emily Manetta’s new article, written with collaborator Vera Gribanova of Stanford, entitled “Ellipsis in wh-in-situ languages: deriving apparent sluicing in Hindi-Urdu and Uzbek” has been accepted to appear later this year in Linguistic Inquiry. The article emerges from original fieldwork with both Hindi-Urdu and Uzbek speakers and calls for revisions in crosslinguistic generalizations concerning patters […]

Professor Luis Vivanco Featured in YouTube Series

Our own Professor Luis Vivanco is featured in an Oxford University Press video series on contemporary cultural anthropology, offering perspectives on his career, issues of current interest in the field, and his new textbook with Oxford, Cultural Anthropology: Asking Questions About Humanity. The videos are available here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=welsch+vivanco+oxford

Parker VanValkenburg’s Recent Talks and Papers

Parker VanValkenburgh’s co-authored article “Gradiometer and Ground-penetrating Radar Survey of Two Reducción Settlements in the Zaña Valley, Peru” (with Chester P. Walker and Jennie O. Sturm) will be published in the journal Archaeological Prospection in early 2015.Parker has also delivered three talks in recent weeks — at the American Anthropological Association annual meetings (12/4/2014) “Unsettling […]

New Textbook by Luis Vivanco!

Luis Vivanco publishes new cultural anthropology textbook with Oxford University Press. It’s called Cultural Anthropology: Asking Questions About Humanity. See it here:https://global.oup.com/academic/product/cultural-anthropology-9780199925728?cc=us&lang=en&