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2024 Valedictory remarks by Anthropology Major Genrietta Churbanova
May 29, 2024

By Genrietta Churbanova of the Class of 2024 on May 28, 2024

--As prepared--

Good morning, everyone. It is hard to believe that this day has finally come. I would like to start by acknowledging all of the people who have made this moment possible. Thank you to the faculty, for sharing your expertise,…

Two Anthropology majors honored for leadership and service at 2024 Class Day
May 27, 2024

Two Anthropology majors from the Class of 2024, Kaitlyn Chen and Jalen Travis, were honored for their leadership and service at the University’s Athletic Awards and Princeton University’s Class of 2024 Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 27, 2024.             

The C…

Indigenizing Biodiversity Conservation | Professors João Biehl and Agustín Fuentes awarded Biodiversity Challenge Grant
May 24, 2024

Professors João Biehl and Agustín Fuentes are leading, together with renowned Brazilian climate scientist Marina Hirota, a new a collaborative inquiry on the ways Amazonian indigenous…

CTP Co-Director Beliso-De Jesús Interviewed on Amanpour. on CNN and PBS
May 22, 2024

CTP co-director Aisha Beliso-De Jesús was featured on Amanpour., aired May 22, 2024, on CNN and PBS. 
In the interview, she discusses “excited delirium,” analyzed in her forthcoming book…

Oushakine awarded grant from Humanities Council
May 20, 2024

We congratulate Professor Serguei Oushakine for receiving a grant from the Humanities Council for the three-year long project SovMode: Reconsidering Modernity and Socialism. The goal of this project is to renew and reframe our understanding of how Soviet Modernity was imagined, practiced,…

Anthropology’s Dancing Robot SPOT Goes Viral
May 17, 2024

SPOT, Anthropology’s Boston Dynamics robot, has gone viral in a series of Tiktok videos. Students in “Robots in Human Ecology,” taught by Ryo Morimoto

Celebrating Professor Rena Lederman
May 15, 2024

Anthropologist Rena Lederman will transition to emerita status on July 1, 2024, after four decades of deeply generative scholarly work and intense pedagogical dedication to Princeton University. During her career in the Department of Anthropology, Rena has developed a powerful body of work on gender,…

Welcoming Anthropologist Jamie Wong to Princeton
May 15, 2024

With great excitement, the Department of Anthropology welcomes Dr. Jamie Wong to Princeton University. Dr. Wong works at the interface of science and technology studies, political and economic anthropology, and China studies. She has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, in conjunction with the Princeton…

Navjit Kaur and Alexandra Sastrawati awarded PIIRS Dissertation Writing Grants
May 14, 2024

Navjit Kaur, sixth-year Anthropology graduate student, and Alexandra Sastrawati, fifth-year Anthropology graduate student, have both been awarded Dissertation Writing Grants from the Princeton Institute for International and…

Anthropology major Aisha Chebbi ’24 wins 2024 Spirit of Princeton Award for service
May 13, 2024

A senior on the Medical Anthropology track, Aisha Chebbi ’24, has been named one of eight winners of the 2024 Spirit of Princeton Award for service. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Undergraduate Students, the Spirit of Princeton Award…