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February 15th – Celebrate Anthropology Day!

Date posted: February 15th, 2018

Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us. Join us in celebration of what anthropology is and what it can achieve! Stop by Tinkham Veale University Center and visit the Anthropology Student Association table from 11:15 – 2:15 PM, learn about anthropology, enjoy snacks and free giveaways (while supplies last).

New Anthropology Lecture Series will feature Carolyn Lesorogol

Date posted: January 22nd, 2018

Save the date! On February 15th, the Department of Anthropology is excited to launch a new annual Anthropology Lecture Series. The series invites prominent anthropologists from across the world to speak to the community. …Read more.

Dr. Lihong Shi discusses her new book

Date posted: January 21st, 2018

On Friday, February 9th, Dr. Lihong Shi will discuss her new book Choosing Daughters: Family Change in Rural China. Hope you can join us! The discussion is scheduled for 12:45 – 2:00 PM in Mather Memorial 201. …Read more.

The Anthropologist – Fall 2017 Issue Released

Date posted: December 21st, 2017

The Fall 2017 issue of The Anthropologist just released. Take time to catch up on faculty research, grants awarded within the department, noteworthy achievements from undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and alumni, and other news from the Department of Anthropology.

New book co-edited by David Kaawa-Mafigiri now available

Date posted: November 1st, 2017

David Kaawa-Mafigiri, Ph.D. (CWRU Anth 2007) co-edited the first book on child abuse and neglect in Uganda (Springer, 2017). Kaawa-Mafigiri is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and an Adjunct Visiting Assistant Professor in the CWRU Department of Anthropology.  …Read more.

October 6th – Annual Kassen Lecture featuring Dr. Nicole Burt

Date posted: September 1st, 2017

Each year the Department of Anthropology presents the Kassen Lecture, featuring a top female scholar in the social sciences to present a lecture to the department and to the campus community. …Read more.

Sydney Stark awarded the XLII National Lambda Alpha Scholarship

Date posted: August 29th, 2017

Sydney Stark (BA, 2017) was awarded the XLII National Lambda Alpha Scholarship.  Lambda alpha is a national Anthropology honor society (click here for information on our chapter).  …Read more.

Welcome Dr. Sara Thiam, Visiting Assistant Professor

Date posted: July 27th, 2017

This fall the department welcomes Dr. Sara Thiam, a new visiting assistant professor to our medical anthropology and global health program. …Read more.

Congratulations Alex Bridges, Anthropology Doctoral Graduate

Date posted: June 28th, 2017

Alex Bridges successfully defended his dissertation “Two Monasteries in Ladakh: Religiosity and the Social Environment in Tibetan Buddhism.”

Outstanding achievements of students in our graduate program

Date posted: June 28th, 2017

We are proud to announce the outstanding achievements of students in our graduate program this past spring. …Read more.

2017 Recipients of a Certificate in Global Health

Date posted: June 19th, 2017

The following anthropology students were recipients of a Certificate in Global Health; Manvir Bhagrath, Anupama Cemballi, Shannon Chua, Charles Halbeck, Sofia Murillo, Sydney Stark, Raghav Tripathi, and Harini Ushasri. …Read more.

Dr. Lee Hoffer and doctoral candidate Allison Schlosser received a Social Justice Institute Faculty Research Grant

Date posted: June 19th, 2017

Dr. Lee Hoffer and doctoral candidate Allison Schlosser received a Social Justice Institute Faculty Research Grant for …Read more.

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