April 2016 News

April 19, 2016
In the wake of anthropology’s much storied crisis of representation; attempted corrections following movements of “Third World” peoples, women, and queer folks; the recent disavowal of 1980s and 1990s reflexivity and experimentation; and what George Marcus has recently termed a “crisis of reception... Read more
April 18, 2016
Please join us in remembering the life of Bernard Bate, our friend, colleague, and teacher who passed away on March 11, 2016.  A linguistic and sociocultural anthropologist and gifted scholar of Tamil culture and politics, Barney taught at Yale for a decade, from 2001-2011.  While his primary home... Read more
April 11, 2016
The extinction of several species of large lemurs in Madagascar has created isolated “orphaned” plant species that once depended upon the animals to eat and disperse their large seeds, a Yale-led survey has found. These large-seeded plant species face an uncertain future without lemurs capable of... Read more