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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.

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Free workshop with young painters from Madhubani



Department of Anthropology
Fall 2015 Colloquia Series

Tuesdays, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
400 Macaulay Hall


Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Alexei Yurchak
Associate Professor
Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
University at California at Berkeley
"RE-TOUCHING THE SOVEREIGN:  Biochemistry of Perpetual Leninism"


Niloofar Haeri receives John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship 2015.

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".

Graduate Students
Mariam Banahi receives the Alumnae Association of Barnard College (AABC) Fellowship for Graduate Study (2015).

Onder Celik receives the Social Science Research Council's Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Award (2015).

Serra Hakyemez receives the American Council of Learned Societies/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2015-2016).

Amy Krauss receives the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies (2015).

Bhrigupati Singh receives the 2015 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences for his manuscript Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Contemporary Rural India.

Notes of Interest

Anthropology graduate student, Megha Majumdar, talks to novelist Lily King regarding her new novel on the romance between Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.

Somatosphere book forum on Bhrigupati Singh's new book Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Rural India, published by the University of Chicago Press.

Check out Juan Obarrio's new book The Spirit of the Laws in Mozambique, published by the University of Chicago Press.

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