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September 16, 2019

Assistant Professor - Indigenous Archaeology – Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, in the area of indigenous archaeology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

August 22, 2019

Join the Anthropology Department and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology for a lecture from Professor Christine Hastorf on the history of beer through an archaeological lens!

The Archaeology of Beer

Date & Time: August 22, 2019, 6-7:30 pm

Location: Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Sponsor: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

August 20, 2019

Dr. Seth Holmes, Professor of Medical Anthropology, was awarded the William T. Grant Mentoring Award, which will support his mentoring of Fabian Fernandez and Carlos Martinez, both PhD students in the Joint Medical Anthropology Program. The William T. Grant Mentoring Award aims to strengthen the mentoring of junior researchers of color and to position them for professional success. The award also seeks to support scholars in developing a stronger understanding of the career development issues facing junior colleagues of color. 

July 30, 2019

Heather Mellquist Lehto, recent sociocultural anthropology PhD graduate (2018), wrote, produced, and co-reported an upcoming radio series on "How American Evangelicalism is Changing", which will be airing on KQED next week.  The series will consist of 3 segments, and is part of a public scholarship opportunity created in partnership with PRI's The World.
 
Her stories will play on KQED (88.9) during the 2-3pm hour, Monday August 5th- Wednesday August 7th. 

July 24, 2019

Brittany Birberick, PhD student, has won the 2019 Bennetta Jules-Rosette Graduate Essay Award from the Association of Africanist Anthropology (AfAA).  Brittany will be awarded in a ceremony at the AAA meetings in Vancouver, in November 2019. Congratulations, Brittany!

 

July 19, 2019

Professor Laura Nader was awarded The Law and Society Association Legacy Award. This award honors those who have made significant contributions to develop the Association, requiring both intellectual vision and commitment. This award also honors Professor Nader life's work in the field of socio-legal studies, shaping the field to what it is today. Congratulations, Professor Nader!

July 12, 2019

The Department of Anthropology announces an open Indigenous Archaeology faculty position for Fall 2020. More details on qualifications and how to apply will follow shortly. Thank you!

June 14, 2019

The American Anthropological Association awarded Dr. Charles Briggs and Dr. Clara Mantini-Briggs the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in
Anticipatory Anthropology. This award is given annually to reward an American Anthropological Association member’s excellent contributions to the use of anthropological perspectives, theories, models, and methods in an anticipatory mode.

June 13, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Daena Funahashi will be joining our department in July 2019. Dr. Funahashi specializes in Medical Anthropology, Continental Philosophy, sacrifice, and addiction in both Finland and Thailand. She received her Ph.D in Anthropology from Cornell University and was formerly an Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Aarhus University. Welcome to Berkeley, Dr. Funahashi!

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February 25, 2019

Michigan State University College of Social Science

Gabriel Sanchez

Four new research associates have been hired in the College of Social Science (CSS). The CSS Dean’s Research Associate Program at Michigan State University was established in 2018 as a major college initiative aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment.

November 2, 2018

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 - 9am - 11am (PDT)
Location: Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley

September 20, 2018

Congratulations to the new board members of the Anthropology Undergraduate Association for Fall 2018!

Co-Presidents: Anna Schiff + Nicholas Shafer

Secretary: Frederik Boumeester

Publicist: Ryann Hyrrt

Historian: Ashley Holt

Learn more about AUA here

September 12, 2018

Date/Time: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 12:30

Anthropology professor emerita Elizabeth Colson dies at 99 years old in Zambia at 99 years old. Refer to the article below for comments about Colson's work, life, and research from her colleagues and friends. You can also check out her biography below. 

June 19, 2018

Herbert P. Phillips passed away peacefully at home on May 22, 2018, surrounded by his family and several dear friends.

William S. Simmons of Providence, 79, passed away on June 2 after a battle with cancer. 


Bill S. Simmons was born in Providence on September 10, 1938 to William and Lena (Roberts) Simmons. He attended Classical High School and Brown University and earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University.

May 17, 2018

Their piece explores how some memes can be a means of resistance to disaster, specifically in the context of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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