The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that the 2017 Sapir Prize for best senior essay in socio-cultural anthropology goes to Talia Katz for her essay entitled “Embodied Transformations: Pregnancy and the Politics of Social Support in Peri-Urban Rwanda.” Building from sensitive... Read more
The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that the 2017 Michael D. Coe Prize for best senior essay in archaeology goes to Reed Morgan for his essay entitled “An Overview of English Church Archaeology: Its Development and Practice.” The Coe Prize is awarded annually to the most... Read more
A lecture and laboratory course focusing on the characteristics of the human skeleton and its use in studies of functional morphology, paleodemography, and paleopathology. Laboratories familiarize students with skeletal parts; lectures focus on the nature of bone tissue, its biomechanical... Read more
Please extend congratulations to Ryan McRae, who won two awards for his Anthropology Senior Thesis, “Growth, Trauma, and Death:
A Forensic Analysis of Gorilla Skeletal Remains in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History”.
Ryan received the Greg A. Yamanaka Senior Essay Prize, sponsored by the... Read more
Congratulations to Luisa Cortesi, a sixth-year PhD student in the combined degree program in Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies who has been awarded the Josephine de Karman fellowship for 2017-18 to finish her thesis entitled “Living in Floods: Knowledge(s) and Technologies of... Read more
Examining how humans live in, and understand, their environment, the course will introduce anthropological approaches to ecological and environmental issues.
A particular attention will be devoted to:
Issues of environmental justice, including those studied in the field of development and... Read more
Congratulations to Aniket Aga (PhD, Anthropology, 2016), whose dissertation titled ‘Genetically Modified Democracy: The Science and Politics of Transgenic Agriculture in Contemporary India’ has been selected for the 2016 Sardar Patel Best Dissertation Award. Established in 1999, the Sardar Patel... Read more