December 17, 2019

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

(Post)Socialism as a Global Resource Interdisciplinary Conference will be held May 1–2, 2020 at UC Berkeley. 

November 19, 2019

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.

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.

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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October 25, 2019

Please check out this podcast featuring Professor Laura Nader on Cultures of Energy with Dominic Boyer & Cymene Howe!

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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

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!