Juan Obarrio has recently been named as a board member for the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. CHCI is a global network encompassing more than 200 members from several world regions, including humanities centers, institutes, libraries and archives.
News & Announcements Archive
Date: September 11, 2017
Date: September 6, 2017
The Society for Humanistic Anthropology has awarded Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation by Anand Pandian second place for the 2017 Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing. Award winners are ethnographies destined to make a significant impact on the doing and writing of ethnography.
Date: July 24, 2017
Assistant Research Professor Tom Özden-Schilling, a finalist for the Rappaport Prize for Environmental Anthropology at the most recent American Association of Anthropology conference, and was interviewed by the Anthropology and Environment Society.
Date: July 6, 2017
Read Dr. Pandian’s interview in Cultural Anthropology about bringing open-endedness to the classroom and his thoughts on treating the classroom as a field site to encourage independent thinking.
Date: May 31, 2017
Category: Faculty Books
Crumpled Paper Boat is a book of experimental ventures in ethnographic writing, an exploration of the possibilities of a literary anthropology. These original essays from notable writers in the field blur the boundaries between ethnography and genres such as poetry, fiction, memoir, and cinema. They address topics as diverse as ritual expression in Cuba and […]
Date: May 24, 2017
Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Centuries Cities Initiative is making a significant investment in urban policy improvements, doling out $204,000 for six new research projects. Obarrio and Procupez’s project looks at an experimental, community-based housing model in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Date: May 9, 2017
We are pleased to announce the publication of Anand Pandian’s collection, Crumpled Paper Boat: Experiments in Ethnographic Writing (Duke University Press), which is an exploration of the possibilities and limits of a literary anthropology that bends the conventions of ethnographic voice and form to engage with writing as a material practice rather than a transparent representational […]
Date: May 9, 2017
Doctoral student in medical anthropology David Platzer’s research was highlighted in Forbes, “The Anthropologist of Autism Employment.”
Date: March 22, 2017
Anthropology Department Chair Deborah Poole and Professor Naveeda Khan have been selected as the recipients of the “By the Book” Award for their innovation in, and significant contributions to, the environmental field at the fifth annual Green Blue Jay Awards on April 20.
Date: March 20, 2017
The workshop will be organized around two workshop panels and our invited speaker, Michael Taussig, the Class of 1933 Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. We invite projects of diverse formats and media – paper presentations, photo-essays, experimental writing, poetry, mixed-media art, or film, among other possibilities. We invite students, faculty, artists and art collectives from across disciplines to apply.