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Digging For History

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

A mountaintop archaelogical excauvation at the World Heritage Site is bringing students face to face with the past. 

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Passing of Edie Turner

Monday, 20 June 2016

We are saddened to announce that our cherished colleague, Edith L.B. Turner, passed away on the morning of Saturday June 18, 2016, after a loving celebration of her 95th birthday. An obituary written by Edie's son Bob can be found at
http://www.dailyprogress.com/obituaries/turner-edith-lucy-brocklesby/article_c71557e4-f1e3-5188-91a2-89f61c853d9d.html

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2016 Ph.D. Graduate Julie Starr wins Edgar F. Shannon Award

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

"The Edgar F. Shannon Award recognizes the best graduating student from the School of Arts and Sciences.  This is a great honor for Julie and for the Anthropology department. The Edgar F. Shannon Awards are conferred by the Z Society, and are named for the fourth president of the University.   Julie is returning to Hamilton college where she is starting her new tenure track job this fall."

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Kudos to Michael Wairungu (Ph.D. 2014)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Congratulations to Michael Wairungu (Ph.D. 2014), who has just been hired as Assistant Professor of Instruction in the African Studies Program at Northwestern University!

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Kudos to Alex King (PhD 2000)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

 
 Alex King (Phd 2000) has taken a visiting assistant professorship at Franklin and Marshall College for 2016-17.
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Kudos to Karenne Wood

Monday, 18 April 2016

Karenne Wood (Ph.D. 2016) has won the Seven Society's 2016 Ernest C. Mead Call to Community Award. Only one UVa graduate student is chosen each year. The Seven Society says "this award recognizes those who have worked tirelessly to overcome the obstacles that divide us by speaking out on behalf of their peers, by striving to see the world from others' perspectives, and by standing against intolerance and injustice."

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Kudos to Macario Garcia

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Hearty congratulations to Macario Garcia on getting a grant from the Clay Endowment for the Humanities!

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Kudos to Bremen Donovan

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Congratulations to Bremen Donovan on an Honorable Mention in this year's competition for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. A very significant achievement!

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Kudos to Jiyeon Kang

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Congratulations to Jiyeon Kang for receiving both a Weedon Travel Grant and a Buckner W. Clay grant, which will help with her fieldwork, which she is currently carrying out in Beijing!

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Kudos to Johnathan Favini

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Congratulations to John Favini on getting an Honorable Mention on his application for the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. A significant achievement!

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Kudos to Arsalan Khan

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

It’s a pleasure to announce that PhD alumni Arsalan Khan has accepted a tenure track position in Anthropology at Union College, where he has been teaching this year as a visiting professor. 

 

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Kudos to China Scherz

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Assistant Professor China Scherz has won the UVa Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award for 2015-16. This University-wide award goes to an assistant professor with a "stellar teaching record" who is an "outstanding teacher". Only one award each year is made.

Congratulations China!

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VAS host Anthropology Week

Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Virginia Anthropology Society at the University organized a week full of engaging anthropology-related events, culminating in National Anthropology Day Feb. 19th.

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Editors’ Choice: The Merits of Incorporating Allahyari’s “Material Speculation” with 3D Printing

Thursday, 3 March 2016

PhD Candidate Sue Ann McCarty uses 3-D printing to teach Mid-East Archaeology in the time of Daesh (Digital Humanities Now)

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Lise Dobrin co-authors AAA response to proposed federal IRB changes

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

UVa Anthropology Professor Lise Dobrin worked with Rena Lederman (Princeton) to write the American Anthropological Association's official response to the federal government's recently proposed changes in the regulations for research ethics review implemented by IRBs.

 

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Kudos to Macario Garcia

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Kudos to Macario Garcia who has just been awarded a Wenner-Gren dissertation research grant.

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Kudos to Tracie Canada

Friday, 11 September 2015

Tracie Canada's book review of Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah has just been published in Transforming Anthropology, Volume 23, Issue 2 (October 2015), Pages 121–122. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/traa.2_12053/abstract

This review began as an ANTH 7010 course paper, which Tracie condensed for publication. 

Congratulations, Tracie!

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Kudos to Claire Snell-Rood

Friday, 11 September 2015

Happy to extend congratulations to recent Anthro graduate (and upcoming colloquium speaker!) Claire Snell-Rood on the publication of her article “Marital Distress and the Failure to Eat: The Expressive Dimensions of Feeding, Eating, and Self-care in Urban South Asia” in Medical Anthropology Quarterly.
 
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Kudos to Julia Haines

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Julia has also been awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, and a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant, for her project entitled 'Archaeology of Slavery, Indenture, and Identity on a Mauritian Sugar Plantation'.  Congratulations, Julia 

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