Anna Tsing delivers 2023 Geertz Lecture
April 11, 2023

The Anthropology Department was honored to invite Dr. Anna Tsing to deliver the annual Clifford Geertz Commemorative Lecture on March 30, 2023. Dr. Tsing is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California Santa Cruz, a Guggenheim Fellow, and Niels Bohr Professor at Aarhus University. Professor Rob Nixon, the Currie C. and Thomas A…

Alexandra Middleton *21 awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship
April 6, 2023

Alexandra Middleton *21, 20-21 Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellow, was recently awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, the European Union’s most prestigious postdoctoral fellowship, for her research on uterus transplantation clinical trials in the US and Sweden. She will be co-hosted at Yale University by Marcia…

Graduate Student, Kymberley Chu, presents "Representing the Pathogenic Other' in Malaysian Porcine Worlds
April 5, 2023

Anthropology PhD Student Kymberley Chu presented her conference paper entitled “Representing the ‘Pathogenic Other’ in Malaysian Porcine Worlds” at the…

Moad Musbahi commissioned by Biennale Architettura
March 29, 2023


Artist and first-year graduate student, Moad Musbahi, has been commissioned with his collaborator Sumayya Vally, for the La Biennale di Venezia’s 18th edition of the International Architecture Exhibition. This year’s exhibit curated by Lesley Lokko is titled The Laboratory of…

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.

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