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.
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!
For a full list of winners, please click here.
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.
Congratulations to Faye and Rayna!
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.
You can read his article here.