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Friday, Apr 16, 2021

The murders of eight people at Atlanta-area spas, six of whom were Asian women, has taken place amidst a wave of violence directed against people of Asian descent in this country. The attack, by a white gunman whom a Georgia sheriff’s captain described as having “a bad day,” has been the most high-profile case in a wave of anti-Asian violence,...

Friday, Apr 9, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Laurence Ralph, awarded the 2021 Guggenhiem fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Read the full list of recipients here.

Thursday, Apr 8, 2021

The Princeton University Humanities Council interviewed Professor Lauren Coyle Rosen on her book, Fires of Gold: Law, Spirit, and Sacrificial Labor in Ghana

Thursday, Apr 1, 2021

Professor Julia Elyachar recently was interviewed by Jacob Bessen of Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI) Newsletter, the article is called, “Teaching Anthropology of the Economic East.”

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021

Professor Ryo Morimoto recently wrote a commentary for CAS (Critical Asian Studies) on the 10th Anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Triple Disaster in Northeastern Japan. Morimoto shares a letter to “Grandma,” a long-time resident of coastal Fukushima, focusing on the personal experiences and relationships of local residents.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021

Congratulations to anthropology major Mary DeVellis ’21, awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The award gives students the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021

Julia Elyachar published an article in Public Books, "From Versailles to the War on Terror." It's one article on a six-part series on how the 1919 Treaty of Versailles shaped our present age. One hundred and one years after Versailles, the twinned concepts of extraterritoriality and the semi-civilized continue to shape our world in ways that...

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021

PIIRS’s Brazil LAB is delighted to welcome to Princeton the leading Brazilian anthropologist Carlos Fausto, who has been appointed a Princeton Global Scholar (2020-2024).

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021

 El Pais, a newspaper in Spain,  published an essay by Agustín Fuentes, "¿Covid 2021? La humanidad al borde del abismo." The essay is an Anthropological-take on COVID-19 in 2021.

Read the essay here (in Spanish) "¿Covid 2021? La humanidad al borde del abismo."

Thursday, Dec 17, 2020

Agustín Fuentes, along with two other colleagues, are featured in a new video series from AAAS DoSER, exploring th

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