February 28, 2019
February 25, 2019
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
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
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.
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.
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/
April 5, 2018
Remembering Emma Deboncoeur
March 22, 2018
March 19, 2018
Seth Holmes will receive the Honorable Mention Premio Iberoamericano Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) this summer (2018). He is receiving this honorable mention for the Spanish version of his book, Fruta Fresca, Cuerpos Marchitos: Trabajadores agricolas migrantes en Estados Unidos.
March 12, 2018
Professor Aihwa Ong has been featured in an article of Tank magazine. Tank is an independent UK-based boutique publication focused on contemporary culture, fashion, technology, and politics. Ong's interview with Thomas Roueché focuses on global technologies, modes of governing and citizenship in Asian contexts.
February 7, 2018
At the 7th Biennial Graduate Research Conference at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, Lucy Gill, a second year UCB anthropology graduate student, received the "Best of the Conference" award for her paper, "Centering Borderlands: Mobility and Multiculturalism in Prehispanic Central America."