April 22, 2015

Alexei Yurchak's research and upcoming book about Lenin's preservation are featured in a Scientific American story for Lenin's 145th anniversary. 

March 27, 2015

March 9, 2015

Symposium for The Unexpected From the Field (STUFF)

July 11, 2014

Ethan Watters ("Crazy like Us") has published a  long and contentious profile on Anthropology Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes and her heretical methods in Pacific Standard Magazine . A rejoinder will appear soon on the same website and in the hard copy of the Magazine.

June 18, 2014

January 9, 2014

The RTE Irish public TV series "What in the World"  featured a documentary on December 23, 2013 looking at the global  business of illegally brokered and trafficked organs for transplants between the USA and Isreal. Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes is interviewed about the first person, Izak Rosenbaum, to be convicted of human organ trafficking in the US. [This video clip will only remain accessible until January 12, 2014]

Click here to view the documentary.

August 11, 2013

Proceedings of the May 2013 workshop are now available.

July 31, 2013

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley invites
applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor
focusing on the anthropology of race and racialization - the processes, practices, and power
relations that produce "race" as a social fact and a lived reality. The approach and
research specialization are open. Appointment will begin July 1, 2014, by which date the
Ph.D. or equivalent is required.

September 8, 2011

Professor Holston is co-director of a new Social Apps Lab that aims to "harness the participatory and creative energies of game-play to address social issues." It has already produced apps aimed at helping to track and prevent Dengue Fever and chase down Athsma-inducing pollution. See the CITRIS news release. 

Berkeley Anthropology Professor Rosemary Joyce was appointed to President Obama's Cultural Advisory Committee in July. The committee's purpose is to advise the president on issues concerning the protection of cultural heritage. See The Daily Californian news item at:

September 7, 2011

Professor Christine Hastorf is the recipient of the 2012 Fryxell Prize of the Society for American Archaeology. This is the premier award for interdisciplinary research in Archaeology. This year's competition focused on excellence, accomplishment and exemplary contributions in the botanical sciences. She will receive a medal at the 2012 annual meetings of the Society for American Archaeology and there will be a symposium organized in honor of her work that will take place at those 2012 meetings.

Jun Sunseri joins the U C Berkeley Anthropology Faculty starting Fall 2011. He was formerly a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the department and was appointed as Assistant Professor to teach and do research in archaeology. His specialties are zooarchaeology, and GIS. He will be teaching Anthropology 2AC this Fall 2011.

September 1, 2011

The Department of Anthropology at U. C. Berkeley was founded on September 10, 1901.

August 29, 2011

Patrick V. Kirch, a UC Berkeley professor of anthropology and integrative biology and an authority on the archaeology of the Pacific Islands, has been awarded the 2011 Herbert E. Gregory Medal for Distinguished Service to Science in the Pacific Region.

August 18, 2011

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August 10, 2011