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João Biehl publishes "Insurgent Archivings in "Current Anthropology"
Jan. 20, 2023

“As these flickering homespun traces exceed the racialization and necropolitics conjured by the ruling classes and confront brutal efforts at ‘silencing the past,’ they also carry ‘the poetry it is possible not to write’ – that is, folks’ imaginative and horizon-making capacities, which include the Spirit of Nature and relationships to our…

Jessica Lander ’10 Writes About the Educators of Immigrant Students
Jan. 13, 2023

Princeton Alumni Weekly wrote about Anthropology alumna, Jessica Lander ’10, and her most recent book, Making Americans, stories of historic struggles, new ideas and inspiration in immigrant education. Lander, a high school teacher, explores how educators are making…

A Princeton Reunion in Sri Lanka
Jan. 11, 2023

By Nikhil Pandhi

On 8 January, 2023, doctoral candidate Nikhil Pandhi met and interacted with Princeton Emeritus Professors Gananath Obeyesekere and Ranjini Obeyesekere at their home in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Pandhi, who was visiting Sri Lanka for a research and translation related fieldwork trip, discussed a plethora of…

Graduate Student Workshop in Anthropology
Dec. 16, 2022

The inaugural Graduate Student Workshop in Anthropology in Athens will take place June 2-4, 2023, co-organized by the departments of anthropology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and Princeton University, in collaboration with the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies. This workshop seeks to capture the spirit and…

Department launches "ANT Reading Corner"
Dec. 6, 2022

The department launched a new resource for students, the ANT Reading Corner. This reading nook is located in our lounge area, first floor of Aaron Burr Hall. There is an ethnography-rich collection of books either by our professors or selected by our professors. Also on display is the beautiful artwork by the…

Aparecida Vilaça named Anthropology’s first Global South Visiting Professor
Dec. 5, 2022

by Vinicius Cardoso Reis (G1), 

Next spring, the Department of Anthropology will welcome Aparecida Vilaça as its first Global South Visiting Professor. Vilaça is Professor of Social Anthropology at Brazil’s Museu Nacional, Latin America’s premier center for ethnographic…

Principal Chief of Osage Nation speaks on tribe sovereignty
Dec. 2, 2022

On Tuesday, November 29, the Department of Anthropology hosted a wonderful talk by Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear of Osage Nation. Principal Chief Standing Bear discussed his experience of navigating federal laws and relationships. Conversations were directed by graduate students Noah Collins (Cherokee Nation/White Mountain Apache Tribe…

Nikhil Pandhi wins inaugural PEN Presents award from English PEN
Nov. 28, 2022

Doctoral Candidate, Nikhil Pandhi, recently received the inaugural PEN Presents award for translation, by English PEN, the founding centre of PEN International, a worldwide writers’ association with 145 centres in more than 100 countries…

Yanping Ni: Making Waste Visible in Qinghai
Nov. 22, 2022

Graduate student Yanping Ni has recently written an article for Anthropology News titled, "Making Waste Visible in Qinghai: A heavy metal band seeks to counter state imagery and bring issues of waste management and pollution to the general public." Ni's article explores the…

Agustín Fuentes publishes op-ed in The Daily Princetonian on Affirmative Action
Nov. 14, 2022

Professor Agustín Fuentes published an op-ed in The Daily Princetonian, “Affirmative Action Offered me and so many others the opportunity to succeed. It needs to stay.” Fuentes writes about how Affirmative Action gave him the opportunity to learn and excel at a top university. Fuentes goes on to state, “Affirmative action is needed until…