News & Events

  • The Department of Anthropology welcomes four new members to its faculty - Jesse Casana and Jeremy DeSilva as Associate Professors, Sabrina Billings as Senior Lecturer, and Jennifer Carballo, Visiting Professor from the Peabody Museum at Harvard University.

    Jesse Casana comes to Dartmouth from the University of Arkansas with over ten years experience teaching and in the field working numerous projects in the U.S. and the Middle East. His research focuses mainly on Archaeology in the...

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  • Jeff Kahn
    May 8, 2015

    Canny smugglers, daring migrants, and entrepreneurial spirits all combine to populate the mystically infused land- and seascapes of the Haitian imagination. This talk will examine Haitian cosmologies of mobility and wealth in the wider Caribbean and the alternative visions of circulating value they conjure in the face of external efforts to police and contain the perceived threat of Haitian biological and social disorder.

    Currently a Weatherhead...

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  • Alison Brooks and John Yellen
    May 1, 2015
    Alison S. Brooks (George Washington University) and John E Yellen (National Science Foundation) are members of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program and its Olorgesailie Research Project, both led by Rick Potts. 

    What constitutes the essential behavior of our species?  When, where and under what conditions did we develop complex technologies, symbolic communication and the ethnic and social divisions and interactions that...

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  • Robert Kelly
    University of Wyoming
    April 23, 2015

  • Seth Holmes, MD
    Assistant Professor, Public Health and Medical Anthropology
    University of California, Berkley

    April 6th, 2015
    Rockefeller Center 003
    4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

    Dr. Seth M. Holmes is a cultural anthropologist and physician whose work focuses broadly on social hierarchies, health inequalities, and the ways in which such inequalities are naturalized and normalized in society and in health care. He is Co-Director of the MD/PhD Track in Medical Anthropology...

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  • Karen Ho
    Associate Professor of Anthropologya
    University of Minnesota

    April 13th, 2015
    Rockefeller Center, 002
    3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    Karen Ho is a cultural anthropologist specializing in the anthropology of finance, globalization, and capitalism. She received her BA and MA from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in anthropology from Princeton University. She is author of Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street (Duke, 2009) based on work as both...

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  • Vivek Venkataraman (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Ph.D student) and Jeff Kerby (Visiting Arctic Fellow at Dartmouth College) received a National Geographic Society - Waitt Grant for $15,000 for a project entitled "The living library of primate faces: developing 3-dimensional facial mapping to link behavioral ecology and morphometrics in a wild gelada monkey population."  The size and shape of morphological traits are fundamental aspects of animals that have been shaped by natural and...

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  • Colin Walmsley ’15 of Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada has been named a Rhodes Scholar for 2015—the 78th Rhodes Scholar in Dartmouth’s history.

    The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and best-known award for international study, is widely considered to be the most prestigious postgraduate academic award available to college graduates.

    Colin is completing a double major in Anthropology and Government and conducted research as a...

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  • The Anthropology Department congratulates anthropology major Karolina Krelinova ’14, who has been awarded the 2014 Runner-Up Prize by the John Sloan Dickey Center’s Chase Peace Prize committee. Each year, the Dickey Center awards the Peace Prize and Runner-Up Prize to senior theses or culminating projects that address “the subject of war, conflict resolution, the prospects and problems of maintaining peace, or other related topics”

    As an Anthropology major, Karolina conducted...

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  • Tibetans have developed unique biological traits to adjust to life at high altitude, and assessing these genetic differences may benefit all of us. Associate Professor Sienna Craig and colleague Cynthia Beall are working to understand the role that these unique genes may play in “the biology of diseases as diverse as osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, heart failure, and cancer.”

    Craig writes about these biological...

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