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Digging For History

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

Passing of Edie Turner

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

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

"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."

Kudos to Michael Wairungu (Ph.D. 2014)

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!

Kudos to Alex King (PhD 2000)

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

Kudos to Karenne Wood

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."

Kudos to Johnathan Favini

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

Kudos to Bremen Donovan

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

Kudos to Macario Garcia

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

Kudos to Arsalan Khan

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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