News & Events

  • The Department of Anthropology is pleased to present Prof. Deborah A. Thomas on Thursday, February 22 at 4:30pm, Kemeny 006.

    "Political Life in the Wake of the Plantation: Affect, Witnessing, Repair"

    Deborah A. Thomas
    R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor of Anthropology
    University of Pennsylvania

    What does it mean to be human – politically – in the wake of the plantation?  How have people confronted the unpredictable afterlives of colonialism and...

  • A Haitian artist responds to the “shithole” remark.

    The day after President Trump referred to Haiti and the continent of Africa as “shithole countries,” Jerry Rosembert Moïse, a prominent Haitian graffiti artist, brought a provocative rejoinder to the insult to life. In a live painting demonstration in Dartmouth College’s Baker Library, he depicted Trump getting a spanking and a history lesson from children of Norwegian, Haitian, and Taino descent: the young teachers enumerated...

  • Professor of Anthropology Deborah L. Nichols's publication: The Oxford Handbook of Aztecs, edited by Deborah L. Nichols and Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría, has been selected by CHOICE as a 2017 Outstanding Academic Title.

    "This comprehensive treatment, and the substantive nature of the 49 contributions, will stand the test of time, particularly...

  • In January 2018, Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies, Prof. Sergei Kan became a member of the Editorial Board of Etnograficheskoe Obozrenie, Russia's leading anthropology journal. This is the first appointment of a foreign anthropologist to the board.  Etnograficheskoe Obozrenie [Ethnographic Review] is one of the oldest Russian academic journals dedicated to the study of peoples and cultures of the world. The journal was founded in 1889 (published as ...

  • Vanessa Diaz is a César Chávez Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology, and is an interdisciplinary ethnographer, filmmaker, and journalist. Dr. Diaz is currently teaching FILM 46.01 for the Film & Media Studies domestic study program in LA. In order to make the course more hands-on and oriented around professional development and networking for the students while they are in LA, she has an extensive list of...

  • Davina Two Bears is a 2017-2018 Eastman Fellow from the Program in Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. She is an Alumni of Dartmouth, where she majored in anthropology, and she also received a master’s degree in socio-cultural anthropology from Northern Arizona University.

    Davina Two Bears is a Diné, Navajo, originally from Birdsprings, Arizona. Her maternal clan is Tódích’íi’nii, Bitter Water, born for Táchii’nii, Red Running into the Water Clan; and her maternal...

  • Hilaria Cruz is a Linguistics Neukom Postdoctural Fellow in the Program of Linguistics at Dartmouth College.   She completed a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
    Dr. Cruz is an expert in the Chatino language, the field of language documentation, description, and revitalization. She is currently teaching Language Revitalization, a cross-listed course in the Linguistics and Native American Studies Programs. In order to contribute to indigenous community’...

  • "We believe that leaders must recognize that environmental policy is health policy. Rollbacks of environmental regulations will cause far greater consequences on health, in the U.S. and globally, than any health care bill," write Chelsey Kivland, assistant professor of anthropology, and Anne Sosin, manager of the Dickey Center's Global Health Initiative Program, in an opinion piece.  Read the...

  • The Department of Anthropology is pleased to present A Series on Environmental Archaeology. The fourth of five lectures will take place over lunch on February 1st at 12:30p in Haldeman 031.

    "Environmental Archaeology and Late Holocene Lifeways of Southwest Madagascar"

    Kristina Douglass
    Asst. Professor of Anthropology
    The Pennsylvania State University

    Lunch will be provided by Anthropology and catered by Panera.