Department Highlights

Tatiana Chudakova's new book "Mixing Medicines: Ecologies of Care in Buddhist Siberia" was recently published
Fordham University Press | June 1, 2021

PODCAST (Nick Seaver): Cracking Algorithmic Recommendation with Nick Seaver
Sound Expertise | June 1, 2021

Alex Blanchette, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, was the recipient of the 2020 Steven Polgar Prize for the best article published in the Society for Medical Anthropology's flagship journal, Medical Anthropology Quarterly. The prize was granted for Blanchette's essay on antibiotic resistance and pork production, "Living Waste and the Labor of Toxic Health on American Factory Farms"

Sarah Luna's book 'Love in the Drug War: Selling Sex & Finding Jesus on the Mexico-US Border' was awarded the Ruth Benedict Book Prize for Outstanding Single Authored Monograph
The Association for Queer Anthropology
American Anthropological Association | September 18, 2020
WATCH VIDEO: Sarah Luna on Her Research for the Award-Winning Book 'Love in the Drug War'

Q&A with Alex Blanchette
Alex Blanchette, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, is coeditor of "How Nature Works: Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet."
News from Duke University Press | May 20, 2020

Voices from the Middle East: Palestinian Refugees in the West Bank Confront the COVID-19 Crisis
Amahl Bishara, Nidal Al-Azza
Middle East Research and Information Project | May 14, 2020

Sarah Pinto on the fascinating Indian dream analysis study that inspired her new book, exploring relationship between ethics and counter ethics
Shikha Kumar
First Post | April 13, 2020

Anthropological exploration takes alumna to Mexico's La Zona in new book
UTSA Today | April 3, 2020

Sarah Luna unboxes her book 'Love in the Drug War'
University of Texas Press | April 2020

Looking Beyond the Struggle for Palestinian Statehood
Amahl Bishara
Middle East Research and Information Project | Spring 2020

Zarin Machanda has been named Usen Family Career Development Assistant Professor.
(January 2020)

Sarah Pinto's new book, "The Doctor and Mrs. A.: Ethics and Counter-Ethics in an Indian Dream Analysis" has been published by Women Unlimited Press and Fordham University Press.
(Fall 2019)

Alex Blanchette's new co-edited book, "How Nature Works: Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet", has been published by SAR Press as part of their Advanced Seminar series.
(Fall 2019)

Zarin Machanda was awarded a collaborative NSF research grant to study the evolutionary origins of leadership in chimpanzees.
(Fall 2019)

Sarah Luna was awarded the 2019 Cultural Horizons Prize from The Society for Cultural Anthropology, for her article "Affective Atmospheres of Terror on the Mexico-U.S. Border."
(September 2019)

Tatiana Chudakova was awarded the 2018 General Anthropology Division's Prize for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship.
(August 2018)

Nick Seaver's course "How to Pay Attention" is featured in The New York Times article "Finding It Hard to Focus? Maybe It's Not Your Fault: The rise of the new 'attention economy.'"
(August 2018)

Nick Seaver studies the algorithms that read you and your taste, and the people who build those 'recommendation' services, which tell you what music you're going to like and what you should listen to next. Listen to his podcast with Christopher Lydon, 'The Algorithmic Age', on WBUR Radio Open Source.
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(February 2018)