News and Awards

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.

Teaching Fellow Dr. Andrea Ford wins the Feminist Forum Professor Award for her course “Reproductive Worlds.”

The James R. & Anita Horne Jenkins Family Foundation have donated funds for an endowment to support dissertation research and writing in the Department of Anthropology.



Student Spotlight: Hannah McElgunn

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The Jenkins fellowship will support the writing of my dissertation, “Language at the Center of the Universe”.  My dissertation explores how actors with different - and often competing - ideas about property and knowledge are brought into relation through their claims to “safeguard” the Hopi language. Through this project, I seek to offer a way of thinking about Native American languages that does not rely on the assumptions that underpin the dominant paradigm of “endangerment” and “revitalization”. 

I am committed to working closely with Hopi colleagues, largely through the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office. The Jenkins will enable me to maintain my commitment to return regularly to Hopi by supporting two trips back over the course of the fellowship.