MSU Department of Anthropology holds Human Remains Excavation Course for Michigan State Police

By Katie Nicpon Caption: The MSU Forensic Anthropology Lab facilitated a training session in Lansing for members of the Michigan State Police force. The training involved how to properly excavate and handle remains. The skeletons used for the training were made of plastic. Photo credit: Read More

Ph.D. Student Aubree Marshall Publishes in the American Journal of Biological Anthropology

Department of Anthropology Ph.D. student Aubree Marshall and co-authors Jessica S. Wollmann (Radford University, University of Toronto), McKenzie Schrank (Radford University, University of Colorado), and Laura Tobias Gruss (Radford University) published in the American Journal of Biological Anthropology. The title of the article is “Tibial torsion Read More

Associate Professor Dr. Ethan Watrall and Professor Emerita Dr. Lynne Goldstein Publish Two Edited Volumes with the University Press Florida on Digital Heritage and Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Dr. Ethan Watrall and Professor Emerita Dr. Lynne Goldstein have published two edited volumes with the University Press Florida on Digital Heritage and Archaeology – Digital Heritage and Archaeology in Practice: Presentation, Teaching, and Engagement Read More

Associate Professor Dr. Masako Fujita and Ph.D. Candidate Nerli Paredes Ruvalcaba co-publish in the American Journal of Human Biology

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Dr. Masako Fujita, Ph.D. Candidate Nerli Paredes Ruvalcaba and co-authors recently published in the American Journal of Human Biology. The article, titled, “Human milk lactoferrin variation in relation to maternal inflammation and iron deficiency in northern Kenya” explored how nutritional Read More

Associate Professor Dr. Masako Fujita publishes in the Cambridge University Press’ Experimental Results

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Dr. Masako Fujita and co-author Eleanor Brindle recently published in the Cambridge University Press’ Experimental Results. The article, titled, “Comparing the creamatocrit of human milk before and after long-term freezing” evaluates the effect of long-term cryogenic storage on the creamatocrit, Read More

Associate Professor Dr. Mara Leichtman publishes an article in The Conversation

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Dr. Mara Leichtman published an article in The Conversation, which is a nonprofit independent news organization. Dr. Leichtman’s article, titled, “How Shiite Islam reached Tanzania, and Ashoura processions became an annual tradition,” is based on her fieldwork conducted in Tanzania Read More

Anthropology Grad Student Spotlight: Kelsey Merreck Wagner – Human-environment relationships and art as activism

By Katie Nicpon Passionate about the intersection of people, animals, environment and activism, Kelsey Merreck Wagner is a Ph.D. candidate in the MSU Anthropology program and is also an artist. Since the pandemic, she has been weaving community trash into tapestries and preparing for her Read More

Dr. Barbara Rose Johnston, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University, has been honored with a named award. At the annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting this year the AAA Environment & Anthropology Society is launching the new award: Barbara Rose Johnston Travel Award.

Barbara Rose Johnston Travel Award is a $1000 competitive grant to allow a society member at any stage in their career who lack institutional support to attend the AAA annual meeting and formally participate in Environment and Anthropology Society sessions. This competition is open to Read More