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Dates for Annual Graduate Student Conference Announced

The 2018 Department of Anthropology Graduate Student Conference will be held May 4-5. The conference, titled, “Being with Others in More-Than-Human Worlds,” will feature keynote speaker Natasha Myers from York University. Proposals that examine the modes of being and working with that are operative within more-than-human networks of relationality are invited.


Interview with Graduate Student David Platzer

David Platzer

In an interview with the Social Science Research Council, graduate student David Platzer talks about his work as a user experience researcher for Adobe. He also discusses his dissertation research on autism, technology, and social design, and he shares his perspective on connecting academia and industry.


Listen to Naveeda Khan on Cultures of Energy Podcast

Associate Professor Naveeda Khan was interviewed by Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe for their podcast series Cultures of Energy, sponsored by the Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences at Rice University.


Juan Obarrio Invited to Join International Advisory Board CHCI

Juan Obarrio

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.


Anand Pandian’s Book Wins Prize for Ethnographic Writing

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.


Crumpled Paper Boat

Crumpled Paper Boat cover

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 […]


Juan Obarrio and Valeria Procupez recipients of 21st Century Seed Grant

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.