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Agustín Fuentes' essay published in "El Pais"
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."

AAAS DoSER video series features Agustín Fuentes
Dec. 17, 2020

Agustín Fuentes, along with two other colleagues, are featured in a new video series from AAAS DoSER, exploring the past and present intersections of science and racism. The short video, Humans and Race Exploring the Intersections of Science and Racism, highlights their work on genetics, evolution and the misuse of biology in issues of…

Winners announced for the Visualizing Student Debt Contest
Dec. 11, 2020

Congratulations to Anthropology major Austin Harmon ’22 and ETH student Skyler Liu ’21, winners of the Visualizing Student Debt Contest. The contest, sponsored by the VizE Lab and The Dignity+Debt Network, called for data visualizations, maps, or short…

Final Public Oral Defense: Grace A. Carey
Dec. 9, 2020
Final Public Oral Defense Grace A. Carey The Art of Building Paradise: How a Catholic Community
Experiences the Utopic in Everyday Life
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
2:00 PM EDT
 
"On Being" interviews Agustín Fuentes
Dec. 1, 2020

Krista Tippett of On Being recently interviewed Agustín Fuentes. In Tippett's podcast, "This Species Moment," Fuentes is full of refreshingly creative and practical fodder for the necessary reinvention ahead. Tippett points out that civilization is built on bodies breathing in proximity to other bodies. And what we're learning about…

VizE Lab receives Rapid Response Magic Grant
Nov. 23, 2020

The VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization received a Rapid Response Magic Grant from the Princeton University Humanities Council.  Jeffrey Himpele, Director of the VizE Lab, used the grant to produce a

Anthropology Department Academic Report 2019-2020
Nov. 20, 2020

Check out the latest Academic Report for the Department of Anthropology. Read about faculty research, graduate student research, program updates and the many events that took place throughout the year.

The Department of Anthropology's Academic Report for 2019-2020.

"The Torture Letters" wins Best in Show
Nov. 18, 2020

Professor Laurence Ralph's film, The Torture Letters, won the “Best in Show” award in the Spark Animation Festival, which would qualify the film to be submitted to the Oscars.

Spark Animation Festival was also in partnership with Women in…

Hanna Garth's new book: "Black Food Matters"
Nov. 11, 2020

Black Food Matters, Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice, 2020, edited by Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese.

Black Food Matters analyzes how Blackness is contested through food, differing ideas of what makes our sustenance “healthy,” and Black individuals’ own beliefs about what their cuisine should be. This…

The Department welcomes Aniruddhan Vasudevan
Oct. 26, 2020

The Department welcomes Aniruddhan Vasudevan, lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and the Humanities Council. He is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research centers on the intersections of gender and sexuality, religion, and ethics of relationality and care. During his fellowship term, Vasudevan plans to complete his book, “Goddess…