If as many as 80 percent of doctoral students in cultural anthropology are not getting tenure-track jobs, then why are PhD programs in the United States almost exclusively training them for a professional life that few will realize? A new essay from David Platzer and Anne Allison tackles this question head-on.
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Hidden Museums of Crochet, an exhibition photographed and curated by Megha Sharma Sehdev, will be on display in Gallery Q in the MSE Library, Feb. 15 through March 15. Join us for an opening reception 5-6 p.m., Feb. 15. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit is sponsored by the Mellon Arts and Innovation Grant, Trude and Joseph Alpert Book and Exhibit Fund, JHU Center for Advanced Media Studies, and JHU Department of Anthropology.
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.
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.
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.
Medicine, Anthropology, Theory has published a special section on Veena Das’s book, Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty, guest edited by Clara Han.
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.
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.
Assistant Research Professor Tom Özden-Schilling, a finalist for the Rappaport Prize for Environmental Anthropology at the most recent American Association of Anthropology conference, and was interviewed by the Anthropology and Environment Society.
Read Dr. Pandian's interview in Cultural Anthropology about bringing open-endedness to the classroom and his thoughts on treating the classroom as a field site to encourage independent thinking.