November 23, 2020
November 9, 2020
The anthropology department has held discussions around the unnaming of Kroeber Hall and around the university's lack of compliance with CalNAGPRA. Wanting to extend these discussions beyond the department, anthropology graduate students, in consultation with indigenous members of the campus community, drafted two resolutions that were introduced to the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly. On November 5 the Graduate Assembly approved these resolutions and took the official position in support of unnaming Kroeber Hall based on his harmful legacy to local indigenous communities.
November 6, 2020
We want to congratulate one of Archaeology Graduate Students, Mario Alberto Castillo for being awarded the UC President's Pre-Professoriate Fellowship from The University of California's Hispanic Serving Institution Doctoral Diversity Initiative.
This is what Mario had to say about why their Pre-Fellowship promotes diversity and inclusion in Academia.
October 26, 2020
October 6, 2020
The Anthropology Department has created a “Virtual Front Desk” page on the website! Students and staff can find information and resources using the clickable links embedded in the virtual office. There is also the option to meet with our Student Assistants over Zoom to answer your specific questions. We hope that this virtual office will provide clarity and support in an online space.
September 8, 2020
As chair of the UC Berkeley anthropology department, I write to express my department’s support for the initiative to un-name Kroeber Hall. The act of un-naming, as we see it, takes an important step in addressing and acknowledging a long history of violence toward Native Americans in which UC Berkeley and the anthropology department are implicated. This act gives momentum to the long-overdue work of repair for historical injury.
June 18, 2020
Congratulations to Professor William White on receiving the Hellman Fellow Fund.
A blurb about his Fellow award:
June 9, 2020
From the UC Berkeley Anthropology Faculty:
May 29, 2020
Dr. Karen Lisa Greene has passed away at a hospital near her home in Kampala, Uganda, of cerebral malaria. Dr. Greene was a superb, rigorous, and passionate scholar whose impact both as a teacher and critical innovator in child rights has been international. She leaves her daughter Whitney and close friends and family worldwide.
Dr. Greene did her MA in folklore and PhD in medical anthropology at Berkeley. She was learned, with additional training in education, in critical theory, in Khmer language, and in the governance of refugees and rights.
May 4, 2020
April 29, 2020
Professor Sarah Vaughn was a guest speaker for a Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19 video titled "Understanding and seeking equity amid COVID-19". Professor Vaughn brings ethnography to this conversation, raising awareness to how communities in the Caribbean "approach disaster preparedness and climate adaptation".
Check it out!
April 24, 2020
April 14, 2020
April 10, 2020
The 2020 Urban Ethnobiology Fellowship winner is Natasha Fernandez-Perez!
March 5, 2020
"Since the 1990s, increasing numbers of Coptic Orthodox Christians have immigrated to the United States particularly through the Diversity Visa, or Green Card Lottery.
February 7, 2020
Conversations in Anthropology Today at Deakin University, Melbourne Australia
February 4, 2020
Due to her outstanding contributions to archaeology, Professor Hastorf was selected as the 2020 recipient of SAA's Book Award – Scholarly for The Social Archaeology of Food Thinking about Eating from Prehistory to the Present. Professor Hastorf will recieve the award Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony in the Austin Convention Center. Congrats Professor Hastorf!
January 16, 2020
Featured on UC Berkeley's site, Professor Rosemary Joyce speaks on her resignation from the Cultural Property Advisory Committee and advises to take action "when the U.S. threatens to abadnon the international consensus on protection of cultural sites...". Thank you to Professor Joyce on her wise words and her service.
January 15, 2020
Dylan Fagan, Social Cultural Anthropology PhD student, was awarded the Fulbright Hays DDRA fellowship for his research in Indonesia! Congrats to Dylan!