Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

A look into Elyachar's course titled "Debt." Elyachar brings a variety of perspectives to the study of debt from its historical context to present-day financial literacy. As the course description notes, Americans average $16,000 in credit card debt and owe, on average, $30,000 in college loans. In that regard, understanding how and why people...

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Elizabeth Durham, winner of the Wenner-Gren  Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. The Foundation's overall mission is to support research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Kelly McKowen, winner of the 2018 Society for Economic Anthropology Harold K. Schneider Student Paper Prize in Economic Anthropology! The title of the paper is “Substantive Commitments: Rethinking the Moral Microeconomics of Employment in Norway.”

Monday, Oct 15, 2018

Congratulations to Ph.D. students Elizabeth Durham and Brandon Hunter, winners of the 2018 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships. This program funds individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

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 anthropologists is so crucial to the future. Contributions by Professor Carolyn Rouse and graduate student Alexandra Middleton.

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 that consumed the Museu Nacional. The fire devastated the National Museum of Brazil, destroying the most significant collection of natural history and anthropology in South America.

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 2011. Ryo Morimoto joins the faculty as assistant professor, following his postdoctoral fellowship in the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University.
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018

Professor Serguei Oushakine's article in “October,” called “Presence Without Identification: Vicarious Photography and Postcolonial Figuration in Belarus”  explores photographic works produced by members of the Minsk School of Photography before and after the collapse of the USSR in the 1980s and 1990s.

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
Read Professor Andrew Johnson's article in "The Atlantic" about how spiritual traditions have created cave legends. Johnson talks about how Thailand's caves are sacred places and full of spirit lords.