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December 29, 2020
A perspective on the contribution of ancient DNA to the reconstruction of human history in the Pacific. Read more here: Human Migrations: Tales of the Pacific.
November 9, 2020
The John P. McGovern Award Lecture in the Behavioral Sciences (AAAS) honors outstanding behavioral scientists from around the world. The lecture was endowed by the John P. McGovern Foundation to enable scholars to learn and explore the accomplishments and challenges of the behavioral sciences. Dr.... Read more
November 4, 2020
A recent study of fossils excavated from Egg Mountain Montana pushes back the origin of social behavior among mammals to the Cretaceous Period. The fossils date to the Late Campanian (ca. 75.5 mya) and represent the most complete and well-preserved mammal specimens known from North America for this... Read more
November 2, 2020
In a recent Viewpoint in The Lancet, medical anthropology MD/PhD candidate Jessica Cerdeña and her co-authors propose race-conscious medicine as an alternative to race-based medicine to mitigate health inequities. Race-based medicine involves the flawed use of race as an essential, biological... Read more
October 2, 2020
Congratulations to Meredith McLaughlin, a PhD candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology, who has accepted a 4-year Research Fellowship with Homerton College, University of Cambridge and THIS Institute, Cambridge, U.K . She is completing a PhD thesis entitled ‘Moral Claims: Ethics and the Pursuit of... Read more
September 1, 2020
Congratulations to Shivangi Pareek, a fifth-year PhD student in sociocultural anthropology, who has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to support her project entitled “’We only paint stories we heard from our ancestors’: Adivasi Art in a Contemporary Art-World.” She... Read more
September 1, 2020
Congratulations to Tanmoy Sharma, a 4th year PhD student in sociocultural anthropology, who has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to support his project entitled “Contentious Agreements: The Making and Remaking of a Hydrocarbon Regime in India.”  He plans fieldwork... Read more