The Anthropology Department is very sad to announce the passing of archaeology PhD student Lingyi Zeng on August 7, 2020 after a courageous battle against disease. Lingyi had been conducting pioneering research on the production, distribution, and consumption of porcelain vessels from the Mongol... Read more
Congratulations to Chandana Anusha, ABD in Sociocultural Anthropology, and Serena Stein, ABD in Anthropology (Princeton), until recently a Visiting Assistant in Research at the Yale Program in Agrarian Studies, and who will soon joining Wageningen University as a Postdoctoral Researcher! As co-... Read more
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
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.
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
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
Photos provided by Professor Erik Harms.