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Dr. Najib Hourani Invited to Speak at United Nations

The Department of Anthropology is very pleased to report that Dr. Najib Hourani was invited to the United Nations Headquarters in NYC, by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations’ Middle East and North Africa section to give a talk on the post-conflict reconstruction of Lebanon and the lessons it holds for the current moment in Syria, and […]

Welcoming Dr. Kurt Rademaker to the Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology is very pleased to announce that Dr. Kurt Rademaker is joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor.  Previously an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University, Rademaker is an interdisciplinary archaeologist interested in human-environment dynamics, hunter-gatherer colonization of South America, adaptations in extreme environments, and foundations of complex […]

Dr. John Norder Named New MSU Museum Curator and NAGPRA Compliance Officer

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announced that Dr. John Norder has been appointed Curator of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Engagement and NAGPRA Compliance Office at the Michigan State University Museum. In this role, Norder, who also serves as Director of the Native American Institute, will help steward the museum’s collection of historic and culturally […]

Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available here

Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available here

Here you can find links to each article in the Spring 2018 newsletter as well as interactive content unavailable in our print format. Undergraduate Research Symposium and Showcase Message from the Chair: Dr. Jodie O’Gorman Featured Graduate Student, Kehli Henry Dr. Ethan Watrall Receives Mellon Foundation Grant Graduate Students Recognized by MSU Museum Annual Fieldwork […]

Anthropology Graduating Senior Breanna Escamilla delivers MSU College of Social Science Spring 2018 Student Commencement Speech

Ms. Breanna Escamilla was chosen as the MSU College of Social Science Spring 2018 Student Commencement Speaker. Breanna majored in anthropology with a focus on sociocultural studies as well as completing a double minor in Chicano/Latino Studies and African American/ African Studies. During her time at MSU, she has participated in various civic engagement activities […]

Marcela Omans Awarded NSF

Marcela Omans Awarded NSF

Congratulations to Marcela Omans for her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship she received for her project entitled “La Mesa Barrio Chino, Tijuana, Mexico: China’s Gateway to Latin America.” Her work focuses on providing insight into how newly arrived Chinese immigrants and business people leverage preexisting Chinese networks to gain economic footholds in Latin America; and on […]

Fieldwork Photography Contest Winners 2018

Fieldwork Photography Contest Winners 2018

We would like to thank everyone who entered. The photos were amazing as always.   1st Place Fishing Inle Lake; Myanmar, 2017 Edward Glayzer; Graduate Student 2nd Place A Parade in Began; Myanmar, 2017 Edward Glayzer; Graduate Student   3rd Place Reading Aloud in Fon; Benin, 2018 Marcy O’Neil; Faculty   Congratulations to all of […]

Undergraduate Becca Albert publishes prestigious article

Undergraduate Becca Albert publishes prestigious article

The Department of Anthropology would like to congratulate undergraduate Becca Albert on her outstanding research. She is the Anthropology Senior of the Year, an award given yearly by our department to a graduating senior. Last week she won first place in her section at the Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, and she […]

Full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor Job Posting

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, 2018 and be renewable annually. Our faculty envision this as a teaching professor position focused on excellence in the anthropology classroom. This individual will play a key role in the advancement of undergraduate […]

Dr. Rowenn Kalman receives Gill-Chin Lim Award

Dr. Rowenn Kalman receives Gill-Chin Lim Award

Our own recent graduate and adjunct faculty, Dr. Rowenn Kalman has been awarded the Gill-Chin Lim Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Global Studies from the MSU International Studies and Programs. This award, given every academic year, acknowledges a graduate student for their outstanding doctoral dissertation. The dissertation submitted had to be completed the preceding […]