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Adi Prakash Presents His Research at the 2024 AES/APLA Conference

April 11, 2024

Adi Prakash (Cultural Anthropology, PhD in Progress) was invited by AES (American Ethnological Society) to present his pre-dissertation research at the 2024 AES/APLA spring conference. His presentation, "Crossroads: A Multimodal Ethnography of Reciprocity in the Eastern Himalaya,” was part of the Flash Ethnography Panel : AES Small Grant Award recipients...

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Sasha Buckser Successfully Defends Her Research Prospectus

April 9, 2024

Sasha Buckser (Archaeology, PhD Candidate) successfully defended her research prospectus entitled, “Liminal Elements: Exploring Converse Human-Coyote Perceptions Among Pre-columbian Indigenous North American Western Peoples and Colonial American Peoples Through Zooarchaeological Analysis of Human-Coyote Interactions.” Her committee members were, Professors Will Taylor, Sarah Kurnick, Doug Bamforth, Fernando Villanea, and Emily Jones...

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Nicholas Puente Awarded an Exploration Fund Grant

April 9, 2024

Nicholas Puente (Archaeology, PhD Candidate) awarded an Exploration Fund Grant by the Explorers Club. The grant will support the investigation of ancient cave use by Maya peoples at the archaeological site of Punta Laguna, Yucatan, Mexico.

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Olumide Ojediran receives a CAAAS Graduate Student Summer Fellowship

April 9, 2024

Olumide Ojediran (Archaeology, PhD in progress) receives The Center for African & African American Studies Graduate Student Summer Fellowship (CAAAS). This fellowship is for graduate students conducting research and creative work in African studies, African American studies, and African diaspora studies.

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Clara Lee Receives 2024 Summer Graduate School Fellowship

April 8, 2024

Clara Lee (Culutral Anthropology, PhD Candidate) receives 2024 Summer Graduate School Fellowship. The fellowship will allow Clara to focus on her dissertation, ""Refusing Empire through Care: Anti-base Dissent in Soseong-ri, South Korea." this summer.

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Anna Wynfield Receives Futures Family Fellowship

April 8, 2024

Anna Wynfield (Cultural Anthropology, PhD Candiatate) receives Futures Family Fellowship. The fellowhsip recognizes the unique challenges faced by student parents and seeks to support their educational pursuits while balancing the responsibilities of parenting.

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Fernando Villanea's Research Featured in Science Insider

April 1, 2024

Professor Fernadno Villanea's scholarship and advocacy around racism and misuse of scientific data featured in Science Insider. Anthropologists take up arms against ‘race science’ At their annual meeting, biological anthropologists began to build a playbook to thwart racist misuse of research. Calling someone a Neanderthal was once an insult, meaning...

FLAS fellowships administered by the Center for Asian Studies (CAS) are awarded competitively to students studying modern Asian languages. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) funds and oversees these awards, under the provisions of Title VI of the Higher Education Act. Funding is contingent upon annual ED program approval, Federal regulations, and continued Congressional funding, all of which may change from year to year.

Jessica Misiorek Receives FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship

April 1, 2024

Jessica Misiorek (Cultural Anthropology, PhD in Progress) received a FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship. FLAS fellowships administered by the Center for Asian Studies (CAS) are awarded competitively to students studying modern Asian languages. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) funds and oversees these awards, under the provisions of...

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Undergraduate Students Represent at the AABA Conference

March 21, 2024

So proud of our incredible undergraduate poster presenters at the AABA (American Association of Biological Anthropologists) conference! Autumn Lucas, Rachel Coppock, and Magdalena Humphrey (BA Anthropology in Progress) knocked it out of the park with their amazing work! Poster titles: Autumn Lucas - Lemur Life Stories: Varying Effects of Captivity...

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Anthropology Department Pre-Dissertation Awards

March 20, 2024

Please join us in congratulating the graduate students below for receiving the Anthropology Department pre-dissertation awards. Andrew Aceves, Skye Barger, Urmi Bhattacheryya, Yuti Gao , David Hansen, Megan Hardie, Nicholas Hartman, Kelsey Hoppes, Robin James,, Annabelle Lewis, Yuxiang Lin, Patrick McKenzie, Jessica Misiorek, Michael Orellana, Aditya Prakash, Nicholas Puente, and...