News

June 14, 2019

The American Anthropological Association awarded Dr. Charles Briggs and Dr. Clara Mantini-Briggs the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in
Anticipatory Anthropology. This award is given annually to reward an American Anthropological Association member’s excellent contributions to the use of anthropological perspectives, theories, models, and methods in an anticipatory mode.

June 13, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Daena Funahashi will be joining our department in July 2019. Dr. Funahashi specializes in Medical Anthropology, Continental Philosophy, sacrifice, and addiction in both Finland and Thailand. She received her Ph.D in Anthropology from Cornell University and was formerly an Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Aarhus University. Welcome to Berkeley, Dr. Funahashi!

June 10, 2019

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February 25, 2019

Michigan State University College of Social Science

Gabriel Sanchez

Four new research associates have been hired in the College of Social Science (CSS). The CSS Dean’s Research Associate Program at Michigan State University was established in 2018 as a major college initiative aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment.

November 2, 2018

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 19th, 2020- 11am - 1pm (PDT)
Location: Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley

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

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.

Herbert P. Phillips passed away peacefully at home on May 22, 2018, surrounded by his family and several dear friends.

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/

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:
 
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."
 

April 5, 2018