News & Announcements Archive

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 […]


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.