Our new episode features a conversation with the renowned anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Across their illustrious career, Nancy has researched social suffering and structural violence in a variety of contexts, including Ireland, Brazil, South Africa and, internationally, through the global trade in kidneys and other organs. Most recently, she has written about the scandal of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
January 1, 2020
December 17, 2019
At the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Brittany Birberick, PhD student in our department, received the Bennetta Jules-Rosette Graduate Essay Award from the Association for Africanist Anthropology. Congratulations, Brittany!
At the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Professor Charles Briggs and Dr. Clara Mantini-Briggs received the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology.
November 21, 2019
November 19, 2019
UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Stefania Pandolfo was awarded the Boyer Prize in psychoanalytic anthropology for her book, "Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam" which will be awarded at the AAA meetings in Vancouver.
Professor Mariane Ferme's book "Out of War: Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone" was selected as a finalist for the 2019 Elliott P. Skinner Book Prize from the Association for Africanist Anthropology.
November 8, 2019
Three new translations of Professor Alexei Yurchak's book "Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation" in Japan, Korea, and the Czech Republic.
From Princeton University Press - Blurb of "Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation" :
November 7, 2019
Featured on the BerkeleyNews, senior double major (in social welfare and anthropology) Ratu Orisi Lalabalavu talks about how he found his community and voice at UC Berkeley, as well as challenges he overcame before and during attending university.
Article attached here: https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/11/05/daca-ratu-orisi-lalabalavu/
November 5, 2019
Attached is the link to view future and past Fall 2019 290 lectures. Dates, location, speakers, titles of the talk, and abstracts are viewable on this document.
October 29, 2019
Please check out Candace Lukasik's recent interview on her dissertation with the Coptic Canadian History Project. Candace Lukasik is a PhD student in our department, specializing in migration, religion, and politics with a focus on American geopolitical interest in Middle Eastern Christians.
October 25, 2019
September 19, 2019
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
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 23, 2019
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!