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“The ‘Curse’ of Cyprus: Theories of Conspiracy and Context”

JHU Anthropology Spring 2019 Colloquium Series presents: Elizabeth Davis, Princeton University: “The ‘Curse’ of Cyprus: Theories of Conspiracy and Context” Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mergenthaler 439 Refreshments to follow.


Anthropology Faculty Recipients of 2019-2021 Mellon Foundation Grant

We are happy to announce that Professors Naveeda Khan and Veena Das from the Department of Anthropology and Professor Jeremy Greene from Medicine and the History of Medicine and the Program on Medical Humanities and Social Medicine are the joint recipients of a 2019-2021 Sawyer Seminar grant from The Andrew Mellon Foundation to hold an […]


Sidney Mintz Student Fellowship 2019 Call for Applications

Sidney Mintz Student Fellowship for Field Research, Summer 2019 We are very pleased to announce the third Annual Sidney Mintz Student Fellowships for Field Research. Professor Mintz inaugurated the fund in the fall of 2015, by re-assigning funds from the Annual Mintz Lecture (which was endowed in his honor at his retirement, and ran for 21 years, […]


Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Awarded to Ghazal Asif and Thomas Thornton

The department of Anthropology is proud to announce that doctoral candidates Ghazal Asif and Thomas Thornton have been awarded the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, which will enable them to teach an undergraduate seminar of their own design in the 2019-2020 academic year. The Dean’s Teaching Fellowship at JHU is awarded annually to advanced graduate students who […]


Statement from the Anthropology Department

The Anthropology Department takes recent allegations against a member of its faculty very seriously. We support our students and share their distress with regard to this case. We also express our support for due process and look forward to the timely conclusion of this case by the university administration.


PhD Candidate Mikaela Chase Receives Wenner-Gren Grant and AIIS Fellowship

PhD candidate Mikaela Chase has been awarded both the Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant and the American Institute for Indian Studies Junior Fellowship to support her dissertation research. Her project is titled “Confronting Asceticism: Law, Ethics, and the Right to Life in the Jain Fast to Death” and will examine Jains’ legal and moral positions as “ascetic persons” within the Indian secular […]


Alumnus Awarded APLA Book Prize

Mourning Remains Book Cover

Congratulations to Isaias Rojas-Perez for being awarded the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology Book Prize for his book “Mourning Remains: State Atrocity, Exhumations, and Governing the Disappeared in Peru’s Postwar Andes” (Stanford University Press, 2017). He was celebrated during the APLA business meeting on Saturday, Nov. 17.


Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon

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The idea of the Anthropocene often generates an overwhelming sense of abjection or apathy. It occupies the imagination as a set of circumstances that counterpose individual human actors against ungraspable scales and impossible odds. There is much at stake in how we understand the implications of this planetary imagination, and how to plot paths from […]


Grad student Bürge Abiral Receives NSF Grant

Graduate student Bürge Abiral has received the National Science Foundation Cultural Anthropology Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to conduct the project titled “Networks, Decision Models, and Moral Economies in Ecological Agriculture” under the supervision of Anand Pandian. The research will take place in Turkey, where Abiral will study nascent ecological agricultural networks through multi-sited […]