News and Awards

The winners of the 2018-19 department BA thesis prizes are announced.

The faculty of the department of anthropology at the University of Chicago has voted to express solidarity and support for the work stoppage and picket led by Graduate Students United (GSU).

Three anthropology majors win the undergraduate summer scholarship of 2019.

Graduate student Ji Yea Hong wins the 2018 Dying and Bereavement Doctoral Student Paper Prize from the Dying and Bereavement Interest Group of Society for Medical Anthropology, a section of the Ame

Graduate student Maira Hayat wins the 2018 Sylvia Forma Prize from the Association for Feminist Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association.



Student Spotlight: Hannah Burnett

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My dissertation research project, “Making the Future Coast: Restoration Science on the Edge of Louisiana,” explores the effects of plans for ecosystem restoration on coastal communities’ perceived scope of action, along with the different histories that inform restoration projects in the Mississippi River Delta. I work with fishermen, restoration scientists, and state officials in order to understand how state-sponsored plans for the future environment shape and constrain life in the present. I also investigate how historical forms of relationship to place, property, and environmental resources create the basis for these visions of the environmental future. My dissertation research is supported by grants from the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the National Science Foundation Cultural Anthropology Program. In addition, throughout my graduate work, I have collaborated on various art and video projects related to themes of water, toxicityglobal trade, and capital.