Felipe Gaitan-Ammann (BA Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2001; M.Phil. Columbia, 2006; PhD Columbia, 2012; Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities, the Cogut Center for the Humanities/Anthropology, Brown University, 2011-13) will join the Anthropology Department as an ACLS/Mellon New Faculty Fellow in July 2013. Follow the link above to view the details of Dr. Gaitan-Ammann's research.
Sarah Elizabeth Vaughn (BA Cornell, 2006; MA/M.Phil. Columbia, 2009; Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow 2012; PhD Columbia, 2013) will join the Anthropology Department as a Provost’s Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholar in July 2013. Follow the link above to view the details of Dr. Vaughn's research.
Caroline (Carly) Schuster (PhD, Summer 2012) has been awarded the 2013 Richard Saller Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation (Social Collateral: Microcredit Development and the Politics of Interdependency in Paraguay) completed in the Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago in the period Spring 2012-Winter 2013. Carly is currently a member of the Academy Scholars Program at Harvard.
Please proceed to following URL to view the Department of Anthropology's letter to President Zimmer regarding the protest incident of January 27, 2013: http://anthropology.uchicago.edu/people/department_announcement_regarding_the_trauma_center_protest_incident_of_jan
With great sadness, the Department of Anthropology reports the recent death of our colleague Leslie Freeman, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology. Professor Freeman, a distinguished archaeologist, earned all of his degrees from the University of Chicago (AB'54, AM'61, PhD'64). He subsequently joined the faculty of the Department of Anthropology in 1965 where he remained until his retirement. Professor Freeman's full obituary can be found by following the link above.
Visit the following URL to view course offerings from the Department of Anthropology for Spring 2013: http://anthropology.uchicago.edu/grad_program/graduate_and_undergraduate_courses_spring_2013
The Department of Anthropology wishes to extend warm congratulations to our colleague Hussein Agrama who was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Professor Agrama has ongoing research interests in the anthropology of law, religion, Islam, the Middle East, and, most recently, France.
In the fall of 2010, Shannon Lee Dawdy was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
Julie Chu's Cosmologies of Credit has been awarded the 2012 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion
Kathleen Morrison has been named the Neukom Family Professor in Anthropology and the College.
President Zimmer has invited Alan Kolata to become the Bernard E and Ellen C Sunny Distinguished Service Professor in Anthropology and the College.
"Cosmologies of Credit" has been awarded the American Ethnological Society's Sharon Stephens Prize. The goes to a work that speaks to contemporary social issues with relevance beyond the discipline and beyond the academy.
Janet Conner has been chosen as the winner of the 2011 Society for Linguistic Anthropology Student Essay Competition.
Michael Dietler's book "Archaeologies of Colonialism" has been awarded the Archaeological Institute of America's 2012 James R. Wiseman Book Prize. The award goes to the book deemed most worthy of recognition in archaeology.
The Masters of Arts Program in the Social Sciences has established the Raymond D. Fogelson Prize for the MAPSS thesis achieving the highest distinction in the field of ethnology or history. This award honors Ray Fogelson, Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Comparative Human Development.
Julie Chu's book "Cosmologies of Credit: Transnational Mobility and the Politics of Destination in China" received Honorable Mention for the Society for Cultural Anthropology Gregory Bateson Prize.
Michel-Rolph Trouillot,Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College, has been awarded the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given annually by the Caribbean Philosophical Association in recognition of up to three works in or of special interest to Caribbean thought.
Marshall Sahlins, Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College, has been awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Artes et des Lettres. The award recognizes eminent artists and writers, and those who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.