Prof. Luis Vivanco Promoted

The department would like to congratulate Prof. Luis Vivanco in his promotion from Associate Professor to full Professor. A well-deserved accomplishment!

Congratulations to Anthropology Students Earning Phi Beta Kappa Distinction

The department would like to congratulate the following Anthropology majors and minors have been invited to become members of Phi Beta Kappa: Alyson Atherton Nicole Bull Hunter Cropsey Andria Cubero Luke Dorfman Melissa Guzikowski Kara McDonald Vicky Mooney Esther Nemethy Donna Waterman Kaitlyn Vitez Well done!

Vermont Folklife Center’s Summer Institute

The Vermont Folklife Center’s Summer Institute, Discovering Community: Students, Digital Media, and Place-Based Learning, brings together educators for an intensive five-day program July 13-17 in Middlebury, Vermont. Over the course of an action-packed week, Discovering Community participants work with cultural researchers, media specialists, and fellow educators to explore the power of ethnographic field research and […]

Hyper Archaeology: Time Traveling Around the World in 60 Minutes!

UVM archaeologists and their colleagues working around the globe come together to share their research in short presentations in rapid succession. In the first of its kind on campus, the UVM Anthropology Department organized a “mini-conference” to celebrate the diversity of archaeological inquiry in time and space. Ten archaeologists lead a tour at top speed […]

Smithsonian Human Origins Traveling Exhibition Coming to Burlington

UVM Anthropology joined forced with the Fletcher Free Library and many state organizations and institutions to bring the Smithsonian Human Origins traveling exhibition to Burlington. Fletcher Free Library was selected as one of the 19 public libraries nationwide to host the exhibition mid-Feb through mid- March 2017. http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/smithsonian-takes-hall-human-origins-across-country-new-traveling-exhibition

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 nvanvalk@uvm.edu 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 […]