On May 10, Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation and President Susan Hunter from the University of Maine signed a historical Memorandum of Understanding about the future of Penobscot cultural heritage. The MOU includes clear processes for how future research will be conducted with or on Penobscot tribal territories; for the publication of Penobscot heritage and for the inclusion and correction of incomplete or missing information regarding Penobscot collections at the University. Associate Professor Jane Anderson was involved in writing and negotiating this MOU on behalf of the Penobscot Nation.
The Spanish translation of Arlene Dávila’s new monograph El Mall has been released. Please join Arlene and colleagues for a release party at McNally Jackson bookstore on April 27th. Please see here for complete information.
On Friday, March 30, twenty prospective anthropology Ph.D. program applicants of color assembled at NYU’s Department of Anthropology for a full day workshop on successful applications to doctoral program. This is the second year of the initiative, Anthropology in Color, which is organized by the NYU Department of Anthropology’s Diversity Committee. Participants gave feedback that the workshop left them much more aware of how and why to apply for Ph.D. level training in anthropology; as one prospective applicant said, “I learned more in one day about applying for a doctorate than I learned in four years of college!”
An Annual One Day Symposium For Advanced Undergraduates
This one-day symposium for advanced undergraduate students of color (juniors and seniors), and those with a BA or MA who are considering pursuing a Ph.D., introduces students to NYU faculty and graduate students from all four sub-fields of anthropology (cultural, biological, linguistic and archeological). The symposium features a workshop to demystify careers in the academy, a workshop on preparing a successful application, and smaller topical discussions of specific areas of research.
This is a part of NYU’s Anthropology Department initiative to increase the diversity of its students and faculty. All symposium events are free and meals are provided, but no travel funds are available.
The 2018 Workshop will be Friday March 30, 2018.