Alumni Highlights

Professor Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Anthropology asks us to rethink our own positions in the face of other ways of being. In our work, we do not assume that we already know what the relevant conditions and categories for existence are (“politics,” “religion,” “economy”), but let those with whom we work set the grounds for knowledge.

Alumni Highlights

Douglas Clark Lennox II ’09


Anthropology led me to a life of service. My professional goal has always been to help others develop a sense of purpose in life and to fulfill their potential as people who are capable of bringing so much love, joy and value to the lives of people around them.

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Ethnographic Studies Certificate Program

Providing training in ethnographic methods and field research to undergraduates in concentrations outside Anthropology. Students in all divisions are welcome (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering).

Vize lab

Ethnographic Data Visualization

Dedicated to advancing innovation in ethnography for the 21st century. The VizE Lab is a hybrid online-offline platform and hub for researchers interested in curating digital data and creating audio-visual materials for ethnography, such as data visualizations, documentary films and interactive websites.


Center on Transnational Policing

The CTP will bring together Princeton scholars and students to understand policing in the U.S. and internationally. As the hub of a wider social scientific research network, the Center’s mission will be to explore policing from a transnational approach. Coming in academic year 2017-2018.


Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018

The following link is to a collection of essays from the “Journal of the American Anthropological Association” on why preserving the need for...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018

Princeton’s Department of Anthropology stands in deep solidarity with our Brazilian colleagues and their students in the face of the tragic fire...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018
Laurence Ralph, joins the faculty as professor from Harvard University where he was the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences since...


THE TOXIC WOMB Opioid-Addicted Pregnancy as Site and Metaphor for a Dying American Dream

Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 12:00 pm

Dr. Knight received a B.A. (Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology) from Georgetown University, a M.Ed. from Harvard University and a Ph.D.

Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 001

Of Peepholes and People

Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 4:30 pm

The Moral and Political Life of Things in Prison

The Melvin Tumin Lecture on Social Inequality

Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 001

Imagining Radical Futures: Anthropological Potentialities?

Fri, Oct 5, 2018, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Imagining Radical Futures: Anthropological Potentialities?

Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall

COOKING DATA Culture and Politics in an African Research World

Fri, Oct 5, 2018, 12:00 pm

Cal Biruk is Professor of Anthropology at Oberlin College and Conservatory.

Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 001

Mapping Altered Biomes: How Transformations in Land Use in Brazil Affect Global Climate Change and What Comes Next

Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 4:30 pm

Tasso Azevedo is a Brazilian scientist and social entrepreneur working on the field of forests, sustainability and climate change...

Location: 144 Louis A. Simpson Building