Anthropology Department Faculty Research Workshop

This spring, the anthropology department will be hosting a series of research talks by department faculty, as well as colleagues in sister disciplines, which address recent research in anthropology on the subject of ontology. We encourage all interested faculty, students and staff to attend. For questions, contact All talks will be held in Williams […]

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 […]

Theo Klein to Study Colonial Church Architecture in Peru this Summer

Anthropology major Theo Klein has been awarded an APLE Summer Stipend from the College of Arts and Sciences to fund his research project “Examining Church Architecture and Evangelization at Carrizales, Peru.” He will use this highly competitive grant, which is awarded to only two UVM undergraduates per year, to collaborate with Anthropology Department faculty member […]

More Good News: Teresa Mares Awarded a REACH Grant

Prof. Teresa Mares, Anthropology, was awarded a UVM REACH Grant for her project La Otra Frontera (The Other Border): Exploring Latino/a Migrant Foodways in Vermont. This study investigates the food practices of Latino/a migrant workers in Vermont’s dairy industry. The first objective of this multi-year study is to examine: how one’s relationship to food and […]

Jeanne Shea Wins the Peter J. Seybolt Award

Anthropology professor Jeanne Shea was awarded this years Peter J. Seybolt Award to conduct ethnographic research on long-term care community cooperatives in China. In this emerging care alternative, healthy retirees from the community volunteer to provide daily care to an infirm elderly neighbor. In return for their service, when the retirees need caregiving later on […]

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 […]

News of Parker VanValkenburgh’s Latest Successes

Parker VanValkenburgh received a grant from the National Geographic Society’s Committee on Research and exploration to support his ongoing field research project, “The Archaeology of Forced Resettlement and Daily Life at Carrizales and Conjunto 131, Zana Valley, Peru.” His volume Territoriality in Archaeology (co-edited with James F. Osborne) is due out this month in the […]

Anthropology Student’s Work to be Published

Anthropology major Dan Rosenblum’s paper on his APLE-, URECA-, and Kleinknecht-funded research in India’s roughest patches, “From Sitamarhi to New Delhi Railway Station: The Agricultural Antecedents to Childhood Migration in Northeast India,” was peer reviewed and accepted in the Journal of Undergraduate Ethnography.

EAT: The Social Life of Food

A new exhibit at the Fleming Museum, EAT: The Social Life of Food showcases the curatorial work of the Intro to Museum Studies Honors College Sophomore seminar taught by Jennifer Dickinson. The exhibit has drawn attention not only for its subject matter, but for its use of food-related themes and interactive features that encourage visitors […]