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Afterlives of Welcome: Encounter, Contact, and Refugee Incorporation in Berlin
Sept. 27, 2023

On September 27th, Sohail Jagat defended his enthralling dissertation Afterlives of Welcome: Encounter, Contact, and Refugee Incorporation in Berlin.

This dissertation is based on three years of ethnographic field research Sohail conducted between 2017 and 2022 with groups of asylum seekers that arrived in Berlin in 2015. It…

Graduate student Aaron Su interviews Carolyn Rouse about the value of Anthropology today
Sept. 27, 2023

“The Value of Anthropology”
An Interview with Professor Carolyn Rouse
President-Elect of the American Anthropological Association

In November this year, Princeton’s Ritter Professor of Anthropology, Carolyn Rouse, will become the next President-Elect of the American…

Ryo Morimoto discusses his book at Brown University Virtual Café
Sept. 26, 2023

California Series in Public Anthropology and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs present the third New Books in Public Anthropology Virtual Café, with readings and comments.

Ryo Morimoto will read and answer questions from his book, Nuclear Ghost: Atomic Livelihoods…

Anthropology Welcomes New Graduate Students
Sept. 22, 2023

The Department of Anthropology is thrilled to welcome our exciting and talented new graduate students, as well as the department’s new Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Elizabeth Davis. Please read below a bit about each student’s interests and goals for their time here at…

First Prize, Chloe Fox-Gitomer: Dobin Prize in Community-Engaged Independent Work
Sept. 22, 2023

The Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship is proud to award the Dean Hank Dobin Prize in Community-Engaged Independent Work. This award is presented to students whose outstanding thesis best engages a community audience, whether through extensive research, policy recommendations, or new information and analysis.

2023 First Prize…

Heirloom Gardens Oral History Project
Sept. 22, 2023

During summer 2023, 14 students worked with faculty and community experts through the Derian programThe Heirloom Gardens Oral History Project is a collaboration of Princeton University, Spelman College, and the Ujamaa…

Anthropology Welcome Reception!
Sept. 15, 2023

The Department kicked off the new academic year on September 8 with a festive gathering organized by our chair João Biehl and Adriana Petryna at their home in Princeton. In his welcome remarks, Biehl greeted the faculty, staff and returning graduate students and welcomed the first-year graduate students and new postdoctoral fellows, as well as…

Anthropology Class of 2025
Sept. 14, 2023

We are excited to welcome the Anthropology Class of 2025! We look forward to working with the wonderfully curious, diverse and creative group of students.

Anthropology Class of 2024
Sept. 14, 2023

Amid the excitement of the start of classes for fall 2023, the senior Anthropology majors from the Class of 2024 met for their final Majors' Meeting in Aaron Burr Hall. Excitement prevailed as seniors met their senior independent work advisers and reviewed the expectations of the work they'll be doing this year to fulfill their degree…

Jodie DeJesus '25 tells her story about finding Anthropology
Sept. 13, 2023

Anthropology major, Jodie DeJesus '25, recently wrote about her journey to declaring Anthropology as her major. DeJesus explored other majors before realizing Anthropology was the one for her. "I had taken two ANT courses during my freshman and sophomore years: ANT311: Food, Culture, and Society and ANT201: Introduction to Anthropology. The…