João Biehl and Onur Günay's Medical Anthropology course is featured in "#TigersHelping"
June 24, 2020

Professor João Biehl and postdoctoral research associate Onur Günay’s Medical Anthropology class is #TigersHelping feature story. When the course went online the instructors revamped their syllabus, adjusted to Zoom lectures, and encouraged students to think creatively about the current pandemic.

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The Department Welcomes Three New Faculty Members
June 23, 2020

Professor Agustín Fuentes
From chasing monkeys in jungles and cities, to exploring the lives of our evolutionary ancestors, to examining human health, behavior, and diversity across the globe, Professor Fuentes is interested in both the big questions and the small details of…

Sofia Pinedo-Padoch receives Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship
June 9, 2020

Sofia Pinedo-Padoch received the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2020 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and…

Departmental Honors for the Class of 2020
June 3, 2020

Congratulations for the following students for outstanding academics success:

Honors for Anthropology Majors


Talia Anisfeld
Alison Chang

Alison Chang
Ayodele Foster-McCray
E Jeremijenko-Conley

Lauren Coyle Rosen's new book: "Fires of Gold"
April 22, 2020
Fires of Gold: Law, Spirit, and Sacrificial Labor in Ghana is a powerful ethnography of the often shrouded cultural, legal, political, and spiritual forces governing the gold mining industry in Ghana, one of Africa’s most celebrated democracies. Lauren Coyle Rosen argues that significant sources of power have arisen outside of the formal…
ETH Senior Emma Coley named co-winner of the Pyne Honor Prize
Feb. 14, 2020

Senior Emma Coley has been named a co-winner of the 2020 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on a Princeton undergraduate. Coley joined the Ethnographic Studies program in the fall of her sophomore year. “ETH” is theDepartment of Anthropology’s…

Student participation in Policing, Public Space, and Democracy project in Tokyo
Jan. 17, 2020

As part of the Tokyo-Princeton Strategic Partnership project, “Policing, Public Space, and Democracy,” the Center on Transnational Policing (CTP) will provide an opportunity for two Princeton University students to travel to Tokyo during the Olympics in summer of 2020.

Through collaboration, project members from Princeton…

Article by Alumna Elisabeth Powell '14 in the "Journal of Business Anthropology"
Aug. 19, 2019

In alumna Elisabeth Powell's article published in the Journal of Business Anthropology, she explains how an anthropology degree adds unique value in the business world for a more empathetic, connected and humane world. Powell stumbled into Anthropology as an economics major and went from a skeptic to a crusader for anthropologists.

Congratulations to our Ph.D. Candidates
June 12, 2019

Fellowships were awarded to the following students:

Tyler B. Adkins was awarded the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, to conduct dissertation research in Russia. The Fellowship is for students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th - early 21st century Russian historical studies…

My media diet in the age of Trump
April 23, 2019

Read Professor Carolyn Rouse's op-ed in a Norway newspaper.

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