“An international team of anthropologists has uncovered a 38,000-year-old engraved image in a southwestern French rockshelter—a finding that marks some of the earliest known graphic imagery found in Western Eurasia.” Professor Randall White, of the NYU Department of Anthropology and the Center for the Study of Human Origins, contributed to the findings. You can read more about the discoveries, here.
The Department of Anthropology at NYU, particularly Jerome Whitington, assisted in efforts to rescue climate change data from being purged by the Trump Administration on the EPA’s website. You can read more about their efforts in rescuing this data, here.
Two students from the NYU Culture & Media Program worked on documentary feature films that received Academy Award nominations! Congratulations to C&M alumnae Nina Krstic (Producer, OJ: Made in America and Shanti Avirgan (Associate Producer, Life, Animated)!
The Department of Anthropology is thrilled to congratulate Professor Sonia Das on the release of her new monograph entitled Linguistic Rivalries: Tamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts published by Oxford University Press. Please read more about Sonia and her book here. \
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!