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Agustín Fuentes, "Humans are not 'tribal'"
Sept. 26, 2022

Professor Agustín Fuentes published an article in Big Think, "Humans are not 'tribal.'" In his article, Fuentes writes about human nature and how we are great at classifying each other into types and groups. Fuentes states, "From politics to culture, we blame “tribalism” for humanity’s problems. Human intergroup conflicts and how they…

Didier Fassin named Chair at Collège de France
Sept. 23, 2022

Warm congratulations to Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and Visiting Professor in our Department, on his appointment to the prestigious Collège de France, where he will hold the

Article by Junior Genrietta Churbanova describes the relationship between STEM and the humanities
Sept. 20, 2022

Junior Genrietta Churbanova recently wrote an article on the STEM-humanities divide at Princeton in The Daily Princetonian. As an Anthropology major, Churbanova defends her major and asks a few good questions. Read the full article here

Biehl and Mugge release Lost Writings: Life and Work of an Insurgent Immigrant in a book tour through Southern Brazil
Sept. 12, 2022

João Biehl and Miqueias Mugge have published their new book Escritos Perdidos: Vida e obra de um imigrante insurgente (Lost Writings: Life and Work of an Insurgent Immigrant) in a bilingual…

Research projects awarded grants from the Office of the Dean for Research and the Humanities Council
Sept. 12, 2022

The projects Conservation Frontiers and Engaging Indigenous Ecologies of Knowledges, led by João Biehl (Susan Dod Brown Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Director of the Brazil LAB), Agustín Fuentes (Professor of Anthropology), and Carlos Fausto (PIIRS Global Scholar and Professor at Brazil’s Museu…

Professor João Biehl named chair of the Department of Anthropology
July 25, 2022

Princeton University has named João Biehl, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology and an award-winning author and teacher, as the next chair of the Department of Anthropology. Biehl takes over from Carolyn Rouse, the

Political Savagery and Forced Disappearance in the Amazon
June 16, 2022

João Biehl published an article in Folha de S.Paulo, “Political Savagery and Forced Disappearance in the Amazon.” In the article, Biehl frames the disappearance of his colleague, Dom Phillips against skyrocketing deforestation and violence against Indigenous people in the Amazonia and how these crimes are throwing our planet alarmingly…

Hanna Garth receives Flash Grant from Humanties Council
June 14, 2022

Congratulations to Hanna Garth, recipient of a Flash Grant from the Princeton University Humanities Council. Garth received the grant for her project, "Documentary Scene in a Puerto Rican Fishing Village."

This documentary/ethnographic film will tell the story of Puerto Rican fisherpeople and the changing conditions of near-shore…

Jeffrey Himpele receives CDH research grant
June 14, 2022

Congratulations to Jeffrey Himpele, Director of VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization, recipient of a research partnership grant from The Center for Digital Humanities. Himpele will collaborate with CDH staff on his project, "Visualizing Lenapehoking History…

Anthropology seniors honored for interdisciplinary achievements
June 7, 2022

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 2022!

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