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Professors Zoë Crossland, Samuel F. Sanchez, Josie Volaravo Dominique, Kristina Guild Douglass were awarded a grant under the Alliance Trilateral Initiatives in Emerging Regions (TIER) Program for their project “Madagascar in the World: Inheritances and Uncertain Futures”.

Congratulations to Eben Hess, this year's recipient for departmental honors for the academic year of 2024.

Congratulations to Victor Meric, this year's recipient of the Dean’s Prize in Anthropology. The Dean's Prize in Anthropology is awarded annually to a General Studies student who has shown excellence in the study of anthropology.

Congratulations to Emmanuel Wondimu, this year's recipient of the Dean’s Prize in Anthropology. The Dean's Prize in Anthropology is awarded annually to a General Studies student who has shown excellence in the study of anthropology.

 

Anthropology doctoral student Chazelle Rhoden, has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant! Congratulations Chazelle!

Anthropology doctoral student Amanda Althoff, has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant! Congratulations Amanda!

Paige West and her colleague John Aini delivered the Better Tomorrow Lecture at the University of Hawai'i in March.  Link to the lecture, can be found by clicking on this link.

PhD candidate Aamer Ibraheem will join the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the 2024-2025 Paloheimo Foundation Predoctoral Fellow. This is a nine-month residential fellowship for scholars working in the humanities and social sciences, during which he will finish writing his doctoral dissertation, tentatively titled "Present Interruptus: Sovereignty's Reincarnation in the Golan Heights".

 

Anthropology doctoral student Jorge Alejandro Rodriguez Solorzano has been awarded a grant from the Office of the Provost for his project "Documenting and Examining Electoral Violence in Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico: A Collaborative Database."

Anthropology doctoral student Paulina Gomez has been awarded a grant from the Office of the Provost for her project "Ordinary Indigeneities: Taíno Resurgence, Land Relations, and Embodied Sovereignties in Post-Disaster Puerto Rico"

Professor Lila Abu-Lughod interviewed for Columbia Journal on February 5, 2024.  Read the interview here.

Claudio Lomnitz gave a set of lectures at Carnegie-Mellon University's Humanities Center on January 25 and January 26, 2024. The lecture titled “Political Theology in a Cartel Training Camp” is a part of his current work on the political theology of organized crime in Mexico, and the seminar “Interpretation of the ‘Torn Social Fabric’” comes from his forthcoming book “Sovereignty and Extortion: A New State Form in Mexico” (Duke University Press, 2024).

 

The reception for ISERP's Start-Up Center Grant "The Social Study of Disappearance Lab," will start July 1, 2024.

Claudio Lomnitz’s upcoming book “Sovereignty and Extortion: A New State Form in Mexico” from Duke University Press is set to be published in August 2024. Claudio Lomnitz 'examines the Mexican State…uncovering a reality that challenges the familiar narratives of "a war on drugs" or a "failed state."' Click here to read more.