News

May 17, 2018

Prof. Laura Nader's new book looks for the unwritten rules that sometimes hinder transformative thinking in one field and stimulate boundary crossing in others.

Find out more about the book here

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

Find it here

April 19, 2018

April 16, 2018

We are excited to see Professor Vranich's Peru class featured on the main page of Berkeley.edu! Learn more about the course, archaeological survey, and student, Natalea Schager, in the main article entitled, "Soaring through Peru: Berkeley Student Turns Summer Research Into Augmented Reality App."
 
Our next 290 speaker will be Professor Marilyn Strathern, who will be speaking twice for our campus. 
 
Dame Strathern will first present at our normal 290 hours, from 2-4pm next Monday, April 16th. Her abstract as follows:
 

"The prize recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work.  It is named for Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958–2002), an urban planner and lawyer who cared deeply about people and their lives and was an acute observer of living conditions and human relationships."

Read more about the prize here: https://www.racheltanurmemorialprize.org/computer-wiz/

April 5, 2018

Remembering  Emma Deboncoeur

Nancy Scheper-Hughes

March 22, 2018  

March 19, 2018

Seth Holmes will receive the Honorable Mention Premio Iberoamericano Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) this summer (2018). He is receiving this honorable mention for the Spanish version of his book, Fruta Fresca, Cuerpos Marchitos: Trabajadores agricolas migrantes en Estados Unidos. 

March 12, 2018

Professor Aihwa Ong has been featured in an article of Tank magazine. Tank is an independent UK-based boutique publication focused on contemporary culture, fashion, technology, and politics. Ong's interview with Thomas Roueché focuses on global technologies, modes of governing and citizenship in Asian contexts.

February 7, 2018

At the 7th Biennial Graduate Research Conference at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, Lucy Gill, a second year UCB anthropology graduate student, received the  "Best of the Conference" award  for her paper, "Centering Borderlands: Mobility and Multiculturalism in Prehispanic Central America."

January 29, 2018

EH&S and Department Safety Coordinators have awarded the skeletal biology lab, run by Prof. Sabrina Agarwal, a UC Berkeley Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award in the Small Field Sciences category.

Berkeley News, The Daily Californian

Dr. Margaret Conkey received the Royal Anthropological Institute’s 2017 Thomas J. Huxley Memorial Medal for her pioneering exploration of feminist perspectives and gender issues in archaeology as well as new interpretations of European cave paintings from the Paleolithic era.

January 10, 2018

Professor Ong's brilliant book Fungible Life is discussed in an extensive blog post on Inside Higher Ed on deep internalization and infrastructure.

 

Click here to read the post.

January 7, 2018

Date/Time: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 18:30

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is a professor of medical anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, and director of Organs Watch. She advises the World Health Organization, the European Union and the United Nations.

December 5, 2017

Professors Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs have won the 2017 New Millennium Award, the Society for Medical Anthropology's major book prize, for the book they jointly authored, Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice.

December 2, 2017