One of our Anthropology majors, Victoria Kvitek, has just been selected as one of only 6 inaugural Undergraduate Research Fellow for the AAA. She is being mentored by Ilana Gershon. You can read about her project, and the fellowship program, below.
Eduardo Brondizio continues his co-leadership of the UN’s global assessment project. They anticipate publication of their findings later this spring, and is anticipated in Science Magazine as a “Science Story likely to make headlines in 2019”
Susan Alt has received research funding from IU’s Office for the Vice President for Research to begin a new field project this summer. The landscape archaeology project “From Weeping Hills to Hidden Caves: Exploring Cahokia’s Vibrant Landscapes” will conduct initial surveys of the region surrounding the world-famous archaeological site of Cahokia, near modern St Louis, the only pre-Columbian city in North America, to evaluate alternative hypotheses to explain the emergence of this particular location as a major urban center.
Ten Indiana University faculty members have been appointed as distinguished professor, the university's highest academic rank for scholars and researchers and Eduardo S. Brondizio is one of the appointees.
On November 30, 2018, Anya Peterson Royce will be giving a lecture "The Long Way Around" in honor of her receiving 2018 Tracy M Sonneborn award in Presidents Hall inside Franklin Hall.Congratulations to Anya Peterson Royce!
Professor Sarah Phillips, Director of the Russian and Eastern European Institute, will be delivering a featured talk on November 11, 2018 in St Petersburn, Russia: "How effective, bottom-up approaches can produce effective health interventions - Medical Anthropology and the Case of HIV prevention in the Ukraine." This paper is based on the results of her recent, multi-year, collaborative research project, funded by the National Institute for Drug Abuse NIDA.
IU Anthropology Professor Sarah Osterhoudt is quoted in the New York Times with comments on the socio-cultural context of ritualized combat in Madagascar.
Anthropology students, faculty and friends were out in force, for the 5th annual campus Science Fest.