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June 23, 2020
Congratulations to Amy Johnson, who has been selected to receive the 2020 David M. Schneider Award from the American Anthropological Association. This award is given each year to a graduate student in anthropology in recognition of innovative work in the fields of kinship, culture theory, and... Read more
June 5, 2020
Two current and one incoming anthropology PhD students have published an aritcle in City and Society entitled “The Singaporean State and Community Care in the Time of Corona.” See the piece by Vanessa Koh, Jill Tan, and Al Lim here.  Photo coursey of Jill Tan. 
May 21, 2020
The Social Sciences Research Council’s “Covid-19 and the Social Sciences” blog series has published an essay on “Resuming Field Research in Pandemic Times,” coauthored by Professors Douglas Rogers and K. Sivaramakrishnan from Yale Anthropology, along with Professors Elisabeth Wood (Political... Read more
May 20, 2020
Assistant Professor Jessica Thompson was awarded a Leakey Foundation grant to support fieldwork in the Kasitu Valley of Malawi in 2021. The grant will enable her team to excavate deeper into deposits at Mazinga 1, the oldest archaeological site in Malawi known to have preserved organic materials... Read more
May 19, 2020
Photos provided by Professor Erik Harms.
May 13, 2020
Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Maggie Corley was recently awarded a research grant from the Leakey Foundation. The grant will allow her to examine the mechanisms facilitating pair-bonding and intense paternal care by characterizing the hormonal correlates of these behaviors in a wild socially... Read more
May 8, 2020
Professor Claudia Valeggia was awarded the Lex Hixon ‘63 Prize for teaching excellence in the Social Sciences.  Valeggia’s students praised her for caring about them both inside and outside the classroom, commending her for being an energetic and influential teacher as well as “a wonderful human... Read more