Aniruddhan Vasudevan's translation longlisted for the International Booker Prize
March 28, 2023

Pyre, Aniruddhan Vasudevan's English translation of celebrated Tamil author Perumal Murugan's novel Pookuzhi, has been longlisted for…

João Biehl publishes new book, "Arc of Interference: Medical Anthropology for Worlds on Edge"
March 27, 2023

João Biehl publishes new book, Arc of Interference: Medical Anthropology for Worlds on Edge

Edited by João Biehl and Vincanne Adams, the radically humanistic essays of Arc of Interference (

Buzzer beaters: Princeton athletes are polishing a scholarly thesis amid NCAA playoffs
March 23, 2023

By Daniel Day, Liz Fuller-Wright, Jamie Saxon and Denise Valenti, Office of Communications

Princeton student athletes must juggle competing demands on their time between academics and athletics. Seniors like Quincy Monday of the wrestling team have been working on their theses as they have advanced in post-season tournaments.


Senior Sarah Brown awarded ReachOut Fellowship for public service
March 23, 2023

Anthropology senior Sarah Brown is the recipient of the Reach Out Domestic Fellowship, an alumni-funded effort that supports year-long public service projects after graduation.

Brown will return to NYC Health and Hospitals’ Institute for Diseases and Disaster Management, where she has previously interned. She will help to develop and…

Julia Elyachar Joins Cultural Anthropology Editorial Collective
March 14, 2023

Congratulations to Professor Julia Elyachar on her membership in the new editorial collective of Cultural Anthropology, our discipline’s flagship journal. Please see here their exciting opening…

Graduate Alumni Editors of American Ethnologist
March 14, 2023

Congratulations to graduate alumni Susanna Trnka *02 and L. L. Wynn *03 for taking up the editorship of American Ethnologist, Journal of the American Ethnological Society (AES). Please see here their opening statement.

In related news, the…

Fabio Zuker Publishes Investigative Piece on Cattle Industry's Impact on Tropical Forest Loss and Violence against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil
March 9, 2023

Fábio Zuker, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Anthropology, at PIIRS’s Brazil LAB, and at the High Meadows Environmental Institute, has recently published a journalistic investigative piece at 

Princeton community celebrate Global Japan Lab
March 9, 2023

On Thursday, Feb 16, the Global Japan Lab (GJL) hosted a community open house. The event was hosted by James Raymo, Director of GJL and the Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies and Professor of Sociology along with Professor Ryo Morimoto, executive committee member…

Students visit The SHED for the "Yanomami Struggle" Exhibit
March 2, 2023

Students from Anthropology's Proseminar and the graduate seminar "Indigenous Cosmopolitics: Perspectivism in the Anthropocene" visited the Yanomami Struggle, an exhibition at The SHED in New York City on Saturday, February 25. The visit was led by Professor and Chair of Anthropology João Biehl and Aparecida Vilaça, Visiting Research…

Anxious suitcases and their contents by Alisa Sopova
March 2, 2023

Graduate student, Alisa Sopova, published an article "Anxious suitcases and their contents: Experiences of the war in Ukraine through a material lens" in American Ethnologist. Sopova's article explores the crisis faced by many Ukrainians when being forced to flee and they must decide what to take with them and what to leave behind…