Congratulations Alyse Takayesu! Her Culture & Media film Archives of Extinction won this years top prize at the Imagine Science Film Festival — the Scientific Merit Award, for best portraying credible science in a narrative context, as judged by their expert jury!
Professor Faye Ginsburg and Professor Rayna Rapp contributed to the online HotSpots section of the journal Cultural Anthropology, commenting on the interplay of disability and politics in the 2016 US Presidential Election. The piece can be read in full here and provides an illuminating examination of the ways disability has been talked about and represented during this unprecedented election season.
Undergraduates! On Monday, November 7th from 5:30-7pm, the Anthropology will be hosting a Graduate School Discussion panel to answer any and all your questions about the graduate school application process and what life is like in graduate school. The panel will feature current graduate students in the Department of Anthropology and there will be FREE FOOD! Invite your friends!
The Huffington Post recently published a blog post by George, a post-doctoral researcher at The University of Pennsylvania and an adjunct Professor at The College of New Jersey, highlighting the importance of anthropology undergraduate programs at American universities. The article makes a compelling and passionate case for the importance of studying anthropology, and comes at a time when, unfortunately, many anthropology programs around the country and being cut or downsized.
Professor Fred Myers and Doctoral Student Desiree Baron have been awarded the 3rd annual Miriam K. Chamberlain award! The Miriam K. Chamberlain award is presented by the International Center for Research on Women, and goes to scholars who’s research “exemplify Mariam’s commitment to mentorship in support of women’s high-level scholarly achievement.”
You can read more about Desiree and Fred’s research, here.