Associate Professor Stacey Camp publishes in International Journal of Historical Archaeology on the future of Japanese diaspora archaeology in the U.S.

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Stacey Camp recently published an article in the International Journal of Historical Archaeology titled, “The Future of Japanese Diaspora Archaeology in the United States.” In the article, Dr. Camp discusses the need for collaborative work and a shared research agenda within the archaeological community studying the Japanese diaspora. Read the […]

Special Interest Group co-chaired by Dr. Deon Claiborne receives AAA Presidents’ Award

The Society for Medical Anthropological’s Responses to Health Emergencies Special Interest Group was one of this year’s recipients of the American Anthropological Association Presidents’ Award for the group’s extraordinary service. Dr. Deon Claiborne, Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the Department of Anthropology, is the co-chair of this group with Dr. Kristin Hedges of Grand Valley State […]

Associate Professor Heather Howard publishes in American Anthropologist on history, truth, and reconciliation in settler health care

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Heather Howard recently published an article in American Anthropologist Vital Topics Forum titled “History, Truth, and Reconciliation in Settler Health Care.” The article critiques approaches used within biomedicine to Indigenous people’s health and advocates Indigenous-led health-care initiatives. Read the full article at:

Assistant Professor Kurt Rademaker’s research featured in article by The Scientist on the peopling of South America

Department of Anthropology Assistant Professor Kurt Rademaker was recently featured in an article by The Scientist titled “The Peopling of South America.” The article describes new findings regarding South America’s earliest human inhabitants and highlights Dr. Rademaker’s research on the archaeological site of Cuncaicha, which is the oldest known site in the high Andes. Read […]

Spring 2020 Newsletter is now available

Our Spring 2020 Newsletter is now available! Check out the featured stories by clicking on the links below. Message from the Chair: Dr. Todd Fenton Dr. Linda Hunt Retires from the Department Dr. Andrea Louie Wins National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Dr. Stacey Camp and Dr. Ethan Watrall Awarded National Park Service Grant Dr. […]

Dr. Stacey Camp Participates in Virtual Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimage

This summer, Dr. Stacey Camp is participating in Tadaima! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage, which is a virtual pilgrimage to commemorate and remember Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the annual pilgrimages to WWII sites of Japanese American incarceration were cancelled this year. These pilgrimages provide important educational and […]

New Article in The Conversation co-authored by Associate Professor Gabriel Wrobel on epidemics in the archaeological record

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Dr. Gabriel Wrobel recently co-authored an article in The Conversation with colleagues Dr. Charlotte Roberts (Durham University) and Dr. Michael Westaway (The University of Queensland) titled, “What the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history—and the human response to them.” The article discusses what bioarchaeologists can reveal about diseases in […]

Associate Professor Ethan Watrall co-authors article on the Enslaved Ontology in Journal of Web Semantics

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Dr. Ethan Watrall recently co-authored an article in Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web with several colleagues, including first author Cogan Shimizu (Kansas State University), corresponding author Dr. Pascal Hitzler (Kansas State University), and fellow members of MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social […]

PhD candidates April Greenwood and Brian Geyer publish on photographic practices in rural Kenya and “relational objects” in CSCW/HCI

Department of Anthropology PhD candidates April Greenwood and Brian Geyer recently co-authored an article with Dr. Susan Wyche (MSU Department of Media and Information) in Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction titled, “Exploring Photography in Rural Kenyan Households: Considering “Relational Objects” in CSCW and HCI.” The article discusses the photographic practices in rural households […]

Dr. Gabriel Sanchez Awarded National Geographic Grant

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that Dr. Gabriel Sanchez has been awarded a National Geographic Early Career Grant in support of his research project, “Archaeology as Conservation Science: Investigating the Historical Range of California’s Endangered Coho Salmon.” Dr. Sanchez joined the Department as a College of Social Science Dean’s Research Associate and […]