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MSU Department of Anthropology to host joint annual meeting of the Midwest Archaeological Conference and Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference

The Michigan State University Department of Anthropology will be hosting a joint annual meeting of the Midwest Archaeological Conference and the Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference October 7–9, 2021 at the Kellogg Center. The MSU conference organizers are Drs. Jodie O’Gorman, Stacey Camp, and Jessica Yann with participation of the archaeology faculty. Details of this event […]

Fall/Winter 2020–2021 Newsletter is now available

Our Fall/Winter 2020–2021 Newsletter is now available! Check out the featured stories by clicking on the links below. Understanding the past through bones: Dr. Gabriel Wrobel and the MSU Bioarchaeology Laboratory Investigating and improving water conservation programs in urban Tucson, AZ with Dr. Lucero Radonic The Morton Village Archaeological Project with Dr. Jodie O’Gorman Online […]

Dr. Heather Howard publishes in Frontiers in Medical Sociology on COVID-19 in urban Indigenous communities in the U.S. and Canada

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Heather Howard recently published an article in Frontiers in Sociology: Medical Sociology with co-authors Jennie Joe and Susan Lobo of University of Arizona. The article is titled “Concrete Lessons: Policies and Practices Affecting the Impact of COVID-19 for Urban Indigenous Communities in the United States and Canada”. The article discusses […]

Dr. Lucero Radonic and PhD student Cara Jacob featured by College on research revealing how the women of Flint are coping with the water crisis

Department of Anthropology Assistant Professor Lucero Radonic and PhD student Cara Jacob were recently featured by the College of Social Science for their community-based research that focuses on how the women of Flint are still coping with the water crisis. In collaboration with E. Yvonne Lewis, co-director of the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center Community […]

Dr. Lucero Radonic discusses water insecurity during American Association for the Advancement of Science panel

Department of Anthropology Assistant Professor Lucero Radonic was recently an invited panelist for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The title of the panel was “Household Water Insecurity in the Global North” which discussed setting a research agenda for studies of water insecurity. Dr. Radonic’s research focuses on the […]

Dr. Gabriel Wrobel co-authors article on genomic evidence for gene flow events between Papuans and Indigenous Australians in Cape York

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Gabriel Wrobel recently co-authored an article in Quarternary International with several colleagues, including first author Dr. Sally Wasef (Griffith University) and Dr. Michael Westaway (The University of Queensland). The article is titled “A contextualised review of genomic evidence for gene flow events between Papuans and Indigenous Australians in Cape York, […]

PhD candidate Anna Martínez-Hume wins Rita S. Gallin Award for Best Graduate Paper on Women and Gender in Global Perspective

The Department of Anthropology congratulates PhD candidate Anna Martínez-Hume, who recently received the Rita S. Gallin Award for Best Graduate Paper on Women and Gender in Global Perspective. Martínez-Hume’s paper is titled “I’ve lived it in my own flesh: Empowerment, Feminist Solidarity and NGO worker subjectivity in Maya, Guatemala.” This honor is among the MSU […]

Associate Professor Stacey Camp co-authors new Introducing Archaeology textbook

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Stacey L. Camp is second author on the recently published textbook Introducing Archaeology (3rd edition, University of Toronto Press, 2020) with co-author Bob Muckle of Capilano University. Dr. Camp’s contributions to the book address contemporary issues in archaeology, such as archaeologists’ involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline, the archaeology of […]

Dr. Najib Hourani elected to the Editorial Board of the Middle East Research and Information Project

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Najib Hourani has been elected to the Editorial Board of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP). The MERIP was established in 1971 to educate and inform the public about contemporary Middle East affairs. This organization publishes the Middle East Report, a widely read scholarly publication that provides analyses […]

Undergraduate Reid Ellefson-Frank featured as Diversity Torch by College of Social Science on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Department of Anthropology undergraduate student Reid Ellefson-Frank was featured as the Diversity Torch in this month’s College of Social Science Diversity Matters recognizing International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27. International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorates the millions of Holocaust victims and enjoins individuals to promote programs to prevent further genocides. The College of Social Science Diversity […]