April 2018 News

April 26, 2018
PhD student Amanda Leiss was recently awarded the Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for her project titled: Paleoenvironmental context of Early Stone Age Archaeology: An analysis of the Gona fauna between ~3 and 1 Ma.  Along with dissertation grants from the Leakey Foundation, the... Read more
April 23, 2018
Peter Chung – Brand New World: A Semiotic Formulation of the Branded Social Media Persona Isaac Kirk-Davidoff – Wounded Hope/Cheap Healing: Practicing Reclamation in Virginia Coalfields Jacqueline Salzinger – A Matter of Time: Localization in Humanitarian Practice in Amman, Jordan Helen Price –... Read more
April 23, 2018
Luisa Cortesi, Graduate Student in both Anthropology and Forestry and Environmental Studies, was recently awarded the Eric Wolf Prize by the Political Ecology Society for “the best article-length paper based in substantive field research that makes an innovative contribution to Political Ecology”. ... Read more
April 9, 2018
Social organization in Afghanistan is complex with interwoven identities based on religion, ethnicity, regional identity and political affiliation—amongst others—deeply entrenched by a legacy of conflict, processes of state formation and other broad historical forces. Moreover, the US-led... Read more
April 9, 2018
In 1955 Egypt and Sudan appealed for international support to save the sites and monuments of ancient Nubia, an area to be flooded by construction of the Aswan Dam. Inspired by idealism and set amidst the Cold War, the Nubian Monuments Campaign represents UNESCO’s utopian desires for world... Read more