News

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.

Find it here

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

April 19, 2018

April 16, 2018

"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/

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:
 

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

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.

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.