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Anthropology Alumnus awarded Schwarzman Scholar
Dec. 21, 2021

Congratulations to Anthropology alumnus Edric Huang ’18 winner of a Schwarzman Scholar for 2022. The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living toward a one-year master’s program in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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Hanna Garth's Book was named Runner-Up for SLACA Book Prize competition
Dec. 6, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Hanna Garth! Garth's book, Food in Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal has been chosen as the sole Runner-Up by the SLACA (Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology) 2020 Annual Book Prize…

PU Firestone Library article on João Biehl's "Insurgent Archivings" seminar
Dec. 3, 2021

Princeton University Firestone Library wrote an article on Professor João’s Biehl’s “Insurgent Archivings” seminar class. Biehl’s class poses questions about the weight of history and the refiguration of social life and futurity. In the article, Ph.D. student, Alisa Sopova, discusses her experiences as a journalist in eastern Ukraine covering…

Carolyn Rouse writes article for PAW on convention around capitalizing
Dec. 2, 2021

Professor Carolyn Rouse published an article in PAW, “Capital Crimes, Language is a moving target.” Rouse addresses the question about the new convention about capitalizing “Black” and “Brown” while lowercasing “white.”

Rouse states, “In the case of these new conventions, the demand to use …

PhD candidate Alisa Sopova reports on decolonizing archives
Dec. 2, 2021

Ph.D. candidate Alisa Sopova recently wrote a report called “Not Your Regular Archive: Students and Librarians Exploring Records of lives Suppressed” about Insurgent Archivings seminar visit to Firestone to discuss decolonizing archives.

“Printed materials like flyers, posters, or tickets are called ephemera because they are not meant…

Carolyn Rouse appointed to an endowed chair
Nov. 22, 2021

Professor Carolyn Rouse has been appointed to an endowed chair by the Keller Center at Princeton University. Rouse will serve as the inaugural Ritter Professor and will work closely with the Keller Center. This new endowed chair, funded by Gordon…

New art exhibition documents the struggles of debtors in America
Nov. 10, 2021

The “Debt Collectors Series” art exhibition, at Stokes Library, tells the story of the debt industry and the lives it has impacted. The key partner in this work is the VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization.

Conceptualized by Frederick F. Wherry *00 *04, the Townsend Martin, Class of…

Navjit Kaur and Nikhil Pandhi receive Wenner-Gren grants
Oct. 12, 2021

Congratulations to PhD candidates Navjit Kaur and Nikhil Pandhi, winners of Wenner-Gren dissertation fieldwork grants. The title of Nikhil's project is, Dying of Caste: How Public Health, Caste and Chronicity Collide in Contemporary India. Navjit's project…

Hanna Garth's Book was named Runner-Up for the SSSP Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Book Award
Sept. 21, 2021

Congratulations to Hanna Garth! Garth’s book Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice was named the runner-up for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Book Award. Black Food Matters analyzes how Blackness is contested through food, differing ideas of what makes our…

Agustín Fuentes talks to PAW about the Pandemic and Human Connection
Sept. 15, 2021

Professor Agustín Fuentes talks to Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW) on the Pandemic and Human Connection. Fuentes shared his insights from his research, including the physical toll of the pandemic and the myths about human aggression that linger in our collective imaginations.

“Humans have a deep capacity for cooperation, but they need…