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Open Faculty Position: Assistant Professor in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor position. The appointment will begin August 16, 2017 and may be renewed annually based on the teaching needs of the department. The Department of Anthropology seeks a teaching professor focused on excellence in the anthropology classroom. This individual […]

Open Faculty Position: Assistant or Associate Professor in Archaeology (Director, Campus Archaeology Program)

Michigan State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure system position in archaeology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The appointment will begin August 16, 2017. We seek an anthropological archaeologist who has experience in public archaeology and heritage studies, and will be responsible for directing the MSU Campus Archaeology Program (CAP) […]

Bruker Industries XRF Training Workshop at MSU

On September 7th and 8th the Department of Anthropology hosted an X Ray Florescence (XRF) training workshop by Dr. Bruce Kaiser and Mr. Zach Dismukes of Bruker Industries.  The workshop was attended by 22 faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students from the Departments of Anthropology, Geology, and Forestry at MSU.  Dr. Kaiser reviewed the basics of […]

The Department Newsletter for Spring 2016 is now available

The Department Newsletter for Spring 2016 is now available

The Department of Anthropology is proud to present the newest edition of the biannual newsletter. Our Spring 2016 issue features these articles: Message from the Chair: Dr. Jodie O’Gorman 2016 Winners of the Annual Fieldwork Photography Contest Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Anne Ferguson Meet Joan Reid, Graduate Secretary Dr. Heather Howard Visits Oxford University Alumni Spotlight on Dr. […]

Barbara Rose Johnston selected to deliver Michael Kearney Memorial Lecture

Barbara Rose Johnston selected to deliver Michael Kearney Memorial Lecture

Dr. Barbara Rose Johnston, Adjunct faculty member, was selected to deliver the Michael Kearney Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) this past spring (2016). The SfAA honors the memory of Michael Kearney by selecting an outstanding contemporary scholar to present on a topic relevant to the three themes central in his work: migration, human rights, and […]

Dr. Anne Ferguson Selected as Co-recipient of the 2016 Beverwyk Award

Dr. Anne Ferguson Selected as Co-recipient of the 2016 Beverwyk Award

Dr. Anne Ferguson and Dr. Lisa Fine (History) will be honored at the 2016 Lavender Reception and Mosaic Awards as recipients of the 2016 Beverwyk Award. The two professors are Co-Directors of the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) and were instrumental in the creation of the LBGTQ+ Studies minor, which became available in 2015. Deanna […]

Kathryn Meyers Emery Awarded Excellence-in-Teaching Citation & Other Awards

Kathryn Meyers Emery Awarded Excellence-in-Teaching Citation & Other Awards

Kathryn Meyers Emery was recently awarded one of the highest honors a graduate student at Michigan State University can receive, the Excellence-in-Teaching Citation, presented at the All-University Awards Convocation on February 9, 2016. She was given this award for both her formal and informal teaching of students in a variety of contexts, including Introduction to […]

Dr. Najib Hourani Speaks at the Harvard Arab Weekend

Dr. Najib Hourani Speaks at the Harvard Arab Weekend

This past November, Dr. Najib Hourani was invited to participate in the Harvard Arab Weekend on a panel sponsored by the Graduate School of Design.  The annual event brings together notable academics, political figures, business leaders and diplomats to discuss the pressing issues facing the Arab world.  The panel on which Hourani spoke, entitled Reconstruction […]

Lisa Bright Wins SCA Outstanding Student Paper Competition

Lisa Bright Wins SCA Outstanding Student Paper Competition

Graduate student Lisa Bright was awarded the Society for California Archaeology Student Paper Competition in March (2016) for her paper titled “Differentiating Hospital Interred Individuals from the Larger Cemetery Population: The Curious Case of SCVMC’s Buttons.” She drew on data from 2012-2014 excavations of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Historic cemetery (circa 1875-1935), which included 1,004 […]