News

July 30, 2019

Heather Mellquist Lehto, recent sociocultural anthropology PhD graduate (2018), wrote, produced, and co-reported an upcoming radio series on "How American Evangelicalism is Changing", which will be airing on KQED next week.  The series will consist of 3 segments, and is part of a public scholarship opportunity created in partnership with PRI's The World.
 
Her stories will play on KQED (88.9) during the 2-3pm hour, Monday August 5th- Wednesday August 7th. 

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

2019 MACGEORGE LECTURE at the University of Melbourne
‘How to End the History of Clerical Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church’ 

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!

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.

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

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."