November 2016 News

November 30, 2016
“This article explores the sacrificial symbolism of cacao (Theobroma sp.) on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, manifest in the iconography of ceramic objects and stone sculptures from the Classic period, in textual references from the colonial period, and in contemporary ethnographic data from the... Read more
November 30, 2016
Congratulations to Amy Zhang, whose paper “Ecologies of Enclosure: Reconfiguring the Black Soldier Fly for urban waste management in Guangzhou” was awarded the 2016 Roy Rappaport Award for the best student paper in environmental anthropology by the Anthropology and Environment Society of the AAA.... Read more
November 29, 2016
Congratulations to Yale Anthropology Alumna, Radhika Govindrajan (PhD, Sociocultural Anthropology, 2013), who was awarded the General Anthropology Division’s Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship Award for her article “The Goat that Died for Family: Animal Sacrifice and Interspecies Kinship in India’s... Read more
November 28, 2016
Graduate student Jessica Newman’s dissertation, “(Re)Making Worthy Women: Abortion, Unplanned Pregnancy, and Activism in Morocco”, has been awarded the 2016 AFA Dissertation Award. According to the AFA, “Jessica’s rich research on strategies of activism and care surrounding abortion and... Read more
November 22, 2016
Considered one of the most prestigious awards for international study, the Rhodes Scholarship was created in 1902 at the bequest of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. The award provides all expenses for two or three years of study at Oxford to those students who best exemplify “academic... Read more
November 12, 2016
The application of radiographic imaging methods like conventional X-Ray and computed tomography (CT) in bioarchaeological research is normally considered to be non-invasive. While this holds true on the macro- and microscopic level, little is known about potentially induced damage on the molecular... Read more
November 10, 2016
In a 2011 Sesame Street episode, a monster named Murray learns a new word: empathy. If his friend — in this case, celebrity guest Mark Ruffalo — is sad about losing a favorite teddy bear, and Murray can imagine that feeling, to the point where he feels it, too — well, there you have it. “That was... Read more