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Dr. Goldstein recognized at SAA meeting for task force achievements

The Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University would like to announce and congratulate Dr. Lynne Goldstein on her recent awards from the Society for American Archaeology at their 82nd Annual Meeting in Vancouver. Dr. Goldstein was awarded two Presidential Recognition Awards for her work on two, separate task forces. The first task force, Recognizing […]

Rebecca K. Albert wins Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award from SAA/IFR

Undergraduate student Becca Albert (advised by Dr. William Lovis) was honored at the 2017 Society for American Archaeology (SAA) meeting for her paper on pre-contact maize in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Becca was awarded the “Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award” jointly by the Institute for Field Research (IFR) and the SAA. This award, which includes a […]

The Department Fall Newsletter for 2016 is now available

The Department Fall Newsletter for 2016 is now available

The Department of Anthropology is proud to present the newest edition of the biannual newsletter. Our Fall 2016 issue features these articles: Message from the Chair: Dr. Jodie O’Gorman Grad Students Pursue Joint Degrees (D.O./Ph.D.) Grad Student Jessica Ott Receives Fulbright Introducing Kathy McGlynn, IT Support Featured Faculty: Dr. Laurie Medina Undergrad Lucy Steele Attends G200 […]

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) […]

Dr. Masako Fujita Receives NSF Grant for Research on Breastmilk

Dr. Masako Fujita Receives NSF Grant for Research on Breastmilk

Dr. Masako Fujita received a National Science Foundation grant of $120,000 to fund her project, “Breastmilk antibody and micronutrient in association with maternal nutrition and infant sex in a polygynous Ariaal society of rural Kenya.” The project will be conducted in Fujita’s Biomarker Laboratory for Anthropological Research at MSU. The project will analyze milk samples […]

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 […]