Celebrating Anthropology PhDs at Hooding and Recognition Ceremony
June 2, 2023

Congratulations to all our AY2023 PhD graduates! At this year’s Hooding and Recognition Ceremony,…

Anthropology Class of 2023 Celebrates Undergraduate Manager, Mo Lin Yee
June 2, 2023

Undergraduate Manager, Mo Lin Yee, was presented with flowers and a gift at Anthropology's Class Day 2023. Yee will be retiring in August, after working in Anthropology for 20 years. 


“Keep going, stay well, and keep coming back, enlarging our sense of the possible.”
June 2, 2023

2023 Anthropology Class Day Remarks by Professor João Biehl

What a beautiful and joyous day. We are delighted to have you all here.

As chair of the department, I want to welcome you all—students, families, friends, faculty and staff—to Anthropology’s 2023 Class Day!

If our times are specialized in…

Celebrating Anthropology Senior Theses
June 1, 2023

Congratulations to all our seniors for their hard work and great accomplishments! Below is a list of interdisciplinary prizes and awards given to Anthropology seniors. Well done class of 2023!

Senior Thesis Prize in Anthropology:
The prize determination process began with nominations by thesis advisors and second…

Agustín Fuentes awarded Phi Beta Kappa excellence in undergraduate teaching award
May 31, 2023

Congratulations to Professor Agustín Fuentes, awarded the Phi Beta Kappa excellence in undergraduate teaching award, one of two awarded. The award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate skill in instruction, commitment to working with and building relationships with…

Policing, Public Space and Democracy
May 30, 2023

The interdisciplinary project “Policing, Public Space and Democracy” funded in Fall of 2019 has been thriving despite pandemic interruptions. The project aims to analyze policing as a component of democracy in both Japan and the United States to consider new approaches to public security, safety and crime prevention that minimize the use of…

Anthropology welcomed its newest member, SPOT®, during Reunions
May 29, 2023

With great excitement, we celebrated Anthropology’s 50th anniversary during Reunions. In a joyous and overflowing Aaron Burr Hall, we also welcomed the department’s new member: SPOT®, who will help with the teaching of “Robots in Human Ecology” and our continuous explorations of new human, technological, and ethical thresholds.


Nicolás Díaz Letelier Awarded 2023 Best Essay in Latin American Visual Culture Studies
May 29, 2023

Nicolás Díaz Letelier, a first-year graduate student, was awarded the 2023 Best Essay in Latin American Visual Culture Studies by the Visual Culture Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) at the LASA Congress in Vancouver. Nicolás' article, "Trapped Present or the Capture(d) Affects of Imprisonment," which was…

Ipsita Dey Selected as PIIRS Graduate Fellow
May 23, 2023

Fifth-year graduate student Ipsita Dey has been selected as a Graduate Fellow by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and will receive a dissertation write-up fellowship for the academic year 2023-24.

Dey's dissertation project probes how indigeneity is produced and (re)articulated in…

Wei Gan Awarded Dean’s Completion Fellowship and Postgraduate Research Associate Appointment for AY2024
May 23, 2023

Sixth-year graduate student Wei Gan has been awarded the Dean’s Completion Fellowship for the Fall 2023 semester. The Graduate School awards this fellowship to promising graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who will be defending their dissertation in the coming academic year. Following her dissertation…