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Kudos to Bremen Donovan

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Kudos to Bremen Donovan in winning a “Praxis Fellowship” through the Scholars Lab at the UVa Library.

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Kudos to Susan Palazzo

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Kudos to Susan Palazzo who received grants from the Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities and CGII (Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation) for her project, "What's for Dinner? Understanding Changing Foodways in Bronze and Iron Age Sardinia". 

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Kudos to Julia Haines

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Kudos to Julia Haines, for receiving an SSRC fellowship, as well as a Buckner W. Clay fellowship, to support her fieldwork in Mauritius.

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Congratulations to Lydia Rodrigues

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Warmest congratulations to Lydia Rodriguez (Ph.D. 2014)!  Lydia has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Potsdam.

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Congratulations to Carrie Heitman and Steve Plog

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Congratulations to Carrie Heitman and Steve Plog for their beautiful,newly released edited volume: Chaco Revisited: New Research on the Prehistory of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (2015 University of Arizona Press).  Essays by Carrie, Steve, Adam Watson, and others.

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Kudos to Erika Brant

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Erika Brant she has been awarded a Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Dumbarton Oaks offers very few fellowships and is extremely selective, this is a wonderful honor.

Congratulations to Erika

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Student Spotlight: Fourth-Year Kiana Williams Finds Her Path on Grounds and Abroad

Monday, 9 February 2015

Kiana Williams transferred to the University of Virginia from New York University at the start of her second year. After thriving in the classroom and joining several organizations – she’s the president of the Virginia Anthropology Society, a facilitator for the Women’s Asian American Leadership Initiative, casework intern at the International Rescue Committee, contributor to Iris Magazine, former intern at the U.Va. Women's Center and a member of the Organization of Young Filipino Americans – Williams is now a fourth-year student looking to life beyond graduation.

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Kudos to Carolyn Howarter

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Congratulating Carolyn Howarter, who received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant!

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Kudos to Karenne Wood

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Warm congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Karenne Wood, who has been named one of this year's "Virginia Women in History" by the Library of Virginia.

 

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Kudos to Mieka Brand Polanco

Thursday, 25 September 2014


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Congratulations to Mieka Brand Polanco on the publication of her new book, Historically Black: Imagaining Community in a Black Historic District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kudos to Roberto Armengol

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Roberto Armengol has been hired as Editor of the public radio program and podcast BackStory. Backstory presents scholarly research on U.S. history in an accessible format keyed to current events.  http://backstoryradio.org/

As Editor, Roberto will help manage a small staff and coordinate the work of planning and writing the content of episodes. It is a position that will make use of his scholarly talent and perspective as an anthropologist along with his skills as a former journalist. What a great fit for you, Roberto -- congratulations!

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Professor Stephen Plog Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Stephen Plog

Plog, David A. Harrison Professor in the anthropology department, has conducted archaeological fieldwork on prehistoric Native American cultures in the Southwest for more than four decades – most recently focused on the Chaco Canyon region of northwestern New Mexico, which he said is perhaps the most important center of the Pueblo world in the 11th and 12th centuries. His research addresses key aspects of social organization, demography, ritual and cosmology.

Since 2002, Plog has worked with several other scholars to create the Chaco Research Archive, an online archive allowing users to access information from excavations conducted within the Chaco Canyon region over the last century. The core of the database was constructed with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in cooperation with U.Va.’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities.

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Kudos to Giancarlo Rolando

Monday, 14 April 2014

Kudos to Giancarlo Rolando  who has received a grant from CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) to support his fieldwork.

Our warmest congratulations to you, Giancarlo

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Kudos to Rose Wellman

Monday, 14 April 2014

Kudos to Rose Wellman who not only won the Anthropology GTA award this year, but also the 2013-14 Class of 1985 Fellowship for Creative Teaching Award!  
Our warmest congratulations to you, Rose!!

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Kudos to Erika Brant

Monday, 14 April 2014

Kudos to Erika Brant she has been awarded a fellowship from the Raven Society to support her return to Peru this summer to analyze the materials she recovered during excavations last summer.

Our warmest congratulations to you, Erika!!

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Kudos to Jacqueline Cieslak

Monday, 14 April 2014

Kudos to Jacqueline Cieslak who has received a Fulbright IEE grant to support her fieldwork. 

Our warmest congratulations to you, Jacqui 

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INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Kansas State University Professor: Michael Wesch

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Class size: 200 in spring, 400 in fall (10 to 20 percent wait-listed)

Class experience: How did the world end up the way it is today? It’s a big question, but Dr. Wesch makes it tangible as students plan and play in a world simulation. The 200-level class is broken into groups of indigenous peoples and colonizers. They get bins of limited supplies and must trade for other items to make weapons, following rules they devise in advance. Colonizers typically get blowgun-like tools to launch marshmallow-tipped straws while indigenous peoples may only use rubber bands.

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Family Still Matters: U.Va. Anthropologist’s Book Finds Kinship Plays Big Role in Modern Economics

Wednesday, 18 December 2013


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In modern society, most Americans assume that home and work are separate, and that kinship has little or no role in the workplace.

Not so, said University of Virginia anthropology professor Susan McKinnon. “Vital Relations: Modernity and the Persistent Life of Kinship,” a new book edited by McKinnon and Fenella Cannell of the London School of Economics, challenges these ideas.

 

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The Mystery of Brooks Hall

Thursday, 24 October 2013

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