News & Announcements Archive

Accepting Applications for Assistant Professor

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in cultural anthropology to begin in Fall 2017. Applicants should be prepared to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, to contribute to departmental development, and to collaborate with interdisciplinary programs within and across the Johns Hopkins University. Applications are due September 30, 2016.


Amy Krauss, PhD Candidate, Receives CSC Community Engaged Student Scholar Award

Every year, the Center for Social Concern recognizes outstanding student leaders and organizations for their work in the Baltimore community. Amy Krauss has been nominated and selected to win this year’s Community Engaged Student Scholar Award for her leadership in organizing and teaching the Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS) and Community-Based Learning (CBL) Practicum Course and organizing […]


Student Installation Captures Sounds of Johns Hopkins, Baltimore

you are hear exhibit curators

You Are Hear, a small-scale exhibit displayed on the Q-Level of MSE, is an homage to Hopkins and its surroundings. The student curators first developed the idea of an absorbing soundscape in April 2015 as students in Anand Pandian’s course “Ecological Anthropology.”


Prof. Jane Guyer to Receive Honorary Doctorate in the U.K.

Prof. 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.


Groundbreaking Anthropologist Sidney Mintz Dies at Age 93

Sidney W. Mintz, a co-founder in 1974 of the Department of Anthropology and one of its best known members, passed away on December 27. We mourn his passing and the loss of one of the great anthropologists of our times. A specialist of Caribbean and creole culture and history, Mintz redefined the contours of contemporary […]


Anand Pandian Awarded Practical Ethics Grant

Anand Pandian was awarded a “Practical Ethics” grant for a new research project, titled “Environmental Ethics in American Life: An Anthropological Inquiry.”


Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation

Reel World explores what happens to life when everything begins to look and feel like cinema. Drawing on years of fieldwork with Tamil filmmakers, artists, musicians, and craftsmen in the south Indian movie studios of “Kollywood,” Anand Pandian examines how ordinary moments become elements of a cinematic world. With inventive, experimental, and sometimes comical zeal, […]