August 5, 2015
Brian Wood, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been awarded an NSF “RAPID: Time Critical Preservation of Hunter-Gatherer Ethnographic Data” Award.  The aim of this project is to compile, preserve, and enable the analysis and publication of important ethnographic data... Read more
August 4, 2015
Harold W. Scheffler, professor emeritus of anthropology 1963-2008, died peacefully at his home in New Haven on July 24.  He was 83.   Scheffler was considered one of modern anthropology’s most important scholars of kinship, and his 45 years as professor of anthropology on the Yale faculty (1963-... Read more
May 31, 2014
Sara Shneiderman has recently published an article in the journal American Anthropologist.  The abstract and link are below.  Shneiderman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Abstract Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork across the Himalayan borders of Nepal and India, I... Read more
Sahana Ghosh
May 10, 2014
Yale Anthropology is proud to announce that Ph.D. candidate Sahana Ghosh has been awarded five grants this past semester to support her 18 months of field work from July 2014 through December 2015 in both India and Bangladesh, on her project entitled:   Borderland Orders: The Gendered Economy of... Read more
March 31, 2014
Sara Shneiderman and her co-author Amanda Snellinger have recently co-edited a collection of short essays on “The “Politics of “Post-Conflict”: On the Ground in South Asia” in the journal Cultural Anthropology.  This contribution summarized here is the most recent research conducted of Professor... Read more
March 19, 2014
Dr. Susan Walsh, a post-doctoral associate in the Yale Molecular Anthropology Laboratory has been appointed as a tenure track Assistant Professor in theDepartment of Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.  In collaboration with and under the supervision of Professor Brenda... Read more
February 20, 2014
Congratulations to Erik Harms on receiving the 2014 Harry J. Benda Prize in recognition of his achievement as the author of Saigon’s Edge - On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City. The Harry J. Benda Prize, first awarded in 1977,  is given annually by the Association for Asian Studies* to an... Read more