February 4, 2020

Due to her outstanding contributions to archaeology, Professor Hastorf was selected as the 2020 recipient of SAA's Book Award – Scholarly for The Social Archaeology of Food Thinking about Eating from Prehistory to the Present.  Professor Hastorf will recieve the award Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony in the Austin Convention Center. Congrats Professor Hastorf!

January 16, 2020

Featured on UC Berkeley's site, Professor Rosemary Joyce speaks on her resignation from the Cultural Property Advisory Committee and advises to take action "when the U.S. threatens to abadnon the international consensus on protection of cultural sites...". Thank you to Professor Joyce on her wise words and her service.

January 15, 2020

Dylan Fagan, Social Cultural Anthropology PhD student, was awarded the Fulbright Hays DDRA fellowship for his research in Indonesia! Congrats to Dylan!

January 1, 2020

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.

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

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

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. 

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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!