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Anthropology Department Blog

“A Thousand Ghost Maps” – Prof. Jonah Steinberg’s Interview with Vermont Public Radio

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 by dblom

Prof. Jonah Steinberg, organizer of this past Monday’s symposium “A Thousand Ghost Maps: History in and as Health Crises” and the associated Burack Distinguished Lecture Series lecture “How Hungry Mosquitoes Liberated the Americas, 1776-1898″ by Dr. JR McNeill, Georgetown University, was interviewed by Jane Lindholm and Patti Daniels of Vermont Public Radio. Prof. Steinberg was featured in this past weekend’s Vermont Edition.

For access to the full interview and an overview of the examination of disease and society, please go to http://digital.vpr.net/post/thousand-ghost-maps-knits-complicated-story-how-disease-spreads

A Thousand Ghost Maps Event Featured on Vermont Public Radio

Posted: April 26th, 2014 by tmares

Professor Jonah Steinberg was recently interviewed on Vermont Public Radio about “A Thousand Ghost Maps,” a public symposium he has organized in conjunction with the visit of Burack lecturer J.R. McNeill, University Professor at Georgetown University. Click here for more information on the public symposium scheduled for April 28th and for information on the Burack lecture scheduled for that same day.

Two anthropology students win Fulbright awards!

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 by tmares

Of the six Fulbright Scholarships awarded to UVM students this spring, two of the winning projects were submitted by Anthropology majors! Congratulations to: Daniel Rosenblum ’13 for his proposed study of Formal Recognition and Economic Undertakings across Delhi, India’s Unauthorized Colonies, and Joe Friedman ’14 for his proposed project on Public Health through the Master’s Program in Epidemiology at La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México!

UVM Anthro Students Present their Research

Posted: April 18th, 2014 by dblom

Joe Friedman photo

On April 16, several of our students presented their research at the UVM research conference. We soul like to congratulate the following.

Joseph Friedman presented “Avoiding Eugenic Genomics: Reconciling Concerns of Disability Communities with the Evolving Clinical use of Reproductive Genetics” (Advisor: Jeanne Shea).

Codi Hindes and Julia Burns, “Sociality of Value in Magic: The Gathering” (Advisor: Ben Eastman).

Brendan Hennessy, “Identifying Runaway Hotspots in Bihar, India” (Advisors: Jonah Steinberg and Beverley Wemple).

UVM Anthropology Alumni in the News

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by tmares

Tim Stewart (’09) recently appeared in Vermont Quarterly, describing his rise to popsicle fame in the Bay Area. Check out this great write up!



Theo Klein to Study Colonial Church Architecture in Peru this Summer

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by dblom

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 Parker VanValkenburgh in his excavations at the Spanish colonial site of Carrizales, in Peru’s north coast region. Founded as a “reduccion” — one of a string of planned towns to which the Spanish colonial government forced native subjects to move during the 1570’s AD — Carrizales offers a unique context for examining the spatial dynamics of Spanish colonialism and the processes through which colonists sought to convert and “civilize” local populations. Theo’s research will focus on the architecture of the site’s most monumental structure (its church) and offer on of the first systematic studies of vernacular church architecture in the colonial Spanish Americas. Congratulations Theo!

New Publication By Deborah Blom

Posted: April 13th, 2014 by tmares

Tracing Childhood Book Cover

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)


AJ Anmaar Habib to start masters program this fall

Posted: April 13th, 2014 by tmares

UVM Anthropology alum A.J. Anmaar Habib will be starting a Masters Program in Urban Spatial Analytics with a certificate in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

Six anthropology majors elected for Phi Beta Kappa Membership

Posted: April 9th, 2014 by tmares

Congratulations to the following six anthropology majors who have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa Membership! These students will be inducted into the UVM chapter of Phi Beta Kappa this May. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest honor society, and our department is  thrilled that the hard work of these students has been recognized.

  • Rachel Aronson
  • Terese Cioffredi
  • Joseph Friedman
  • Devin Halligan
  • Annika Nilsson
  • Maureen Pavlik

Rachel Aronson Awarded Emerson National Hunger Fellowship!

Posted: April 4th, 2014 by tmares

Congratulations to anthropology major Rachel Aronson (Class of 2014) who has recently been accepted to the Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program at the Congressional Hunger Center in Washington DC! Each year, the fellowship program accepts 20 individuals from around the country to take part in a year-long program where fellows gain experience working on poverty and hunger alleviation efforts at the local and national level. This fellowship is a great next step for Rachel who will soon defend her senior honors thesis on the intersections of food insecurity, culturally appropriate food, and domestic violence. Congratulations Rachel!!

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