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August 1, 2022

The Honduran Institute for Anthropology and History (IHAH) has awarded Dr. Rosemary Joyce, along with her partner and collaborator, Dr. Russell Sheptak, the Jesús Núñez Chinchilla Prize, in the category of "Inclusive Investigation of the Cultural Patrimony of Honduras."

May 25, 2022

The Department of Anthropology announces the inaugural award of the Sam Dubal Fellowship in Critical Cultural and Medical Anthropology to Carolina Talavera


May 11, 2022


The Department of Anthropology wants to send a huge congratulations to Professor Sabrina C. Agarwal. Professor Agarwal has recieved recognition from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, UC Berkeley is recognizing its outstanding Graduate Student Instructors of 2022 - GSIs are essential to ensuring our Anthropology undergrads are recieving the adequate support and teaching during their undergraduate years.

Congratulations to our Anthropology GSI's:

March 29, 2022

March 23, 2022


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"Afghanistan Then and Now: A Conversation with Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani," scheduled for Thursday, March 31 at 2 p.m. ET.


March 21, 2022

March 17, 2022


The Anthropology Department wants to congratulate Sabrina Agawarl for receiving UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award. The Distinguished Teaching Award is UC Berkeley's highest honor for teaching. 

February 18, 2022

January 24, 2022

Leiden University has announced the intent to confer an honorary doctorate on Professor of Anthropology Rosemary Joyce. The degree will be awarded on February 8, 2022 at the university's Dies Natalis, the celebration of its 447th year since it was founded in 1575 as the first university in that country.

January 13, 2022


In this episode of the Matrix podcast, Julia Sizek interviews Clare Ibarra, a PhD candidate in history, and Naomi Shoenfeld, a public health nurse practitioner and recent PhD from the joint UC San Francisco/UC Berkeley medical anthropology program. Both Ibarra and Shoenfeld study the history and present of socialist science and medicine in Cuba. 
https://matrix.berkeley.edu/research-article/science-and-socialism-in-cuba/

November 29, 2021

November 4, 2021

UC Berkeley Anthropology PhD Graduate and Rice University Assistant Professor, Dr. Victoria Massie, was featured at Social Science Matrix on their podcast "Genetic Ancestry Testing and Reconnection: An Interview with Dr.

October 27, 2021

A special issue of the journal Public Anthropology focuses on the important contributions of our own Laura Nader. The volume titled  "Ethnography, Politics, Commitment: Engaging with the Work of Laura Nader" and is available on the Public Anthropologist website:

September 21, 2021

September 10, 2021

UC Berkeley Anthropology PhD Candidate Juliana Friend was recently featured on the Social Science Matrix Podcast!

UC Berkeley Anthropology PhD Candidate Valerie Black was recently featured on the Social Science Matrix Podcast!

September 7, 2021

We are extremely honored to announce the Sam Dubal Fellowship in Critical Cultural and Medical Anthropology in memory of Sam Dubal, his legacy, and his commitment to anthropology and medicine.

August 24, 2021

"Zombie Infrastructure: A legal geography of railroad monstrosity in the California desert" was recently published by Anthro PhD Candidate Julia Sizek on Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 

You can read Julia's article of "Zombie Infrastructure" herehttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/02637758211023504.

Big congrats, Julia!

July 14, 2021

Professor Ruth E. Tringham (Department of Anthropology) has just been recognized by the Royal Anthropological Society of Great Britain and Ireland as the recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award. This is an annual award to recognize an anthropologist for their "fundamental, sustained and outstanding contribution to the discipline of anthropology over the course of their career".The RAI is the oldest professional societyfor anthropology, founded in 1871.

June 14, 2021

UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor, and Director of the Archaeological Research Facility, Christine Hastorf is being celebrated by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research.