News & Announcements Archive

Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran

Fall colloquium poster

The Department of Anthropology Fall 2016 Colloquium presents, “Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran,” a lecture given by Orkideh Behrouzan, Kings College London. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m., Tuesday,  Nov. 15 in Mergenthaler 439.


Graduate Student Victor Kumar On Two Panels at AAA Minneapolis Meeting

JHU Anthropology graduate student Victor Kumar will be on two panels where he’ll present his papers at the upcoming American Anthropological Association meeting in Minneapolis, coming up in mid-November. The first panel, “Police Un/Bound” New Ethnographies of Policing” is on Thursday, November 17, from 10:15 am to 12:00 pm, and Victor will present his paper, […]


Student Bürge Abiral to Present at National Anthropological Meeting

Department of Anthropology graduate student Bürge Abiral will present her paper, “Awaiting the Catastrophe: Hope and Its Qualifiers in Permaculture,” at the panel titled “Claiming Evidence, Reclaiming Emotions” (5-1105), at the American Anthropological Association meeting, which takes place in Minneapolis on November 19, 2016, 4 – 5:45 p.m.


Faculty & Grad Students Present at American Anthropological Association

The following members of the faculty and Anthropology graduate students will attend the upcoming, 115th American Anthropological Association Meeting in Minneapolis, from November 15-20, 2016: Deborah Poole, Veena Das, Niloofar Haeri, Anand Pandian, James “Mac” Skelton, Megha Sehdev, Victor Kumar, and Burge Abiral.


Bridget Kustin Appointed to International Board

Under the direction of Dr. Bill Maurer, the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at UC Irvine has become a leading global research network regarding digital and mobile payment systems for the world’s poorest. Bridget Kustin (Anthropology PhD Candidate) was a 2012-13 IMTFI research fellowship recipient, and was appointed to the International Board in […]


African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

Civil wars, corporate exploitation, AIDS, and Ebola—but also democracy, burgeoning cities, and unprecedented communication and mobility: the future of Africa has never been more uncertain. Indeed, that future is one of the most complex issues in contemporary anthropology, as evidenced by the incredible wealth of ideas offered in this landmark volume. A consortium comprised of […]


Associate Professor Anand Pandian Awarded 2016 Catalyst Grant for $75,000.00

The Department of Anthropology’s Associate Professor Anand Pandian was one of thirty-four early-career faculty members to be selected to receive a 2016 Catalyst Award, in recognition of his research project, “This Plastic Life: An Anthropological Inquiry.” Recipients of the honor also receive a $75,000 grant for their research and creative endeavors, as well as the […]