Department of Anthropology The Johns Hopkins University 404 Macaulay Hall 3400 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone 410-516-7272 Fax 410-516-6080
The Department of Anthropology is one of the few in the country that focuses exclusively on socio-cultural anthropology, one of the four traditional subfields of the discipline. The department has helped to lead debates on many of the issues that have shaped the field over the last thirty years. Our faculty has field research experience in the Americas, South Asia, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. We work on themes such as the everyday, the state, religion, media, and health, building on interdisciplinary dialogues across the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences. The Department offers a PhD program, a BA program for undergraduate majors, and courses for students coming from other majors such as public health and international studies.
The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories, and the Bangladesh War of 1971 A roundtable discussion with the author Nayanika Mookherjee, Durham University Naveeda Khan (Anthropology) Jennifer Culbert (Political Science) Swayam Bagaria (Anthropology) Amrita Ibrahim (Georgetown University) Wednesday, February 17th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Hackerman Hall 320 Sponsored by The Family of Danka Kornreich Department of Anthropology Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality
Faculty Juan Obarrio has been awarded Membership at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), School of Social Science, for the 2016-2017 academic year (thematic focus on Law and Social Sciences).
Jane Guyer will be conferred with an Honorary doctorate from Birmingham University, U.K., at the end of this academic year. She will be giving the Frazer Lecture at Cambridge University, U.K., on October 17, 2016.
Undergraduate Students Amelie Nkodo receives the 2015 Trouillot Essay Prize for Undergraduate Students for her essay entitled, "Fresh Foods in a Soup Kitchen: Conditions of Possibility at My Sister's Place in Baltimore, Maryland".
Louna Dekker-Vargas receives honorable mention for the 2015 Trouillot Essay Prize for Undergraduate Students for her essay entitled, "The Orchestra Unwound".
Jane Guyer and Juan Obarrio, along with colleagues in Brazil and Argentina, have contributed to the organization and funding of a collaborative conference in Brazil, to be held in June, entitled: "The Real Economy: Ethnographic Inquiries into the Reality and the Realization of Economic Life"