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Upcoming Events: Fall 2020
Global Racism, State Violence & Activism Series
Alex Blanchette, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, was the recipient of the 2020 Steven Polgar Prize for the best article published in the Society for Medical Anthropology's flagship journal, Medical Anthropology Quarterly. The prize was granted for Blanchette's essay on antibiotic resistance and pork production, "Living Waste and the Labor of Toxic Health on American Factory Farms"
Grumpy Old Men in the Chimp World
Sarah Luna's book 'Love in the Drug War: Selling Sex & Finding Jesus on the Mexico-US Border' was awarded the
Ruth Benedict Book Prize for Outstanding Single Authored Monograph
shows factory food production is dangerous for animals and humans alike
Conversation with Alex Blanchette, Author of 'Porkopolis'
Class & Inequality: Pigs and Capital
Pinto on the Perceptions of Mental Illness in India
with Alex Blanchette
Voices from the Middle East: Palestinian Refugees in the West Bank Confront the COVID-19 Crisis
Sarah Pinto on the fascinating Indian dream analysis study that
inspired her new book, exploring relationship between ethics and counter ethics
Anthropological exploration takes alumna to Mexico's La Zona in new book
Sarah Luna unboxes her book 'Love in the Drug War'
Looking Beyond the Struggle for Palestinian Statehood
Zarin Machanda has been named Usen Family Career Development Assistant Professor.
Nick Seaver explains that attention isn't just
something that is ours to have or lose, it also reflects society's
values. Read more in
"It's Not Just Your Attention",
by Taylor McNeil (Tufts Now).
Sarah Pinto's new book, "The Doctor and Mrs. A.:
Ethics and Counter-Ethics in an Indian Dream Analysis" has been published by Women Unlimited Press and Fordham University Press.
Alex Blanchette's new co-edited book, "How Nature Works:
Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet", has been published by SAR Press as part of their Advanced Seminar series.
Zarin Machanda was awarded a collaborative NSF research grant to study the evolutionary origins of leadership in chimpanzees.
Sarah Luna was awarded the 2019 Cultural Horizons Prize
from The Society for Cultural Anthropology, for her article "Affective Atmospheres of Terror on the Mexico-U.S. Border."
Tatiana Chudakova was awarded the 2018 General Anthropology Division's Prize for
Nick Seaver's course "How to Pay Attention" is featured in
The New York Times article "Finding It Hard to Focus?
Maybe It's Not Your Fault: The rise of the new 'attention economy.'"
Nick Seaver studies the algorithms that read you and your taste, and the people who build those 'recommendation' services,
which tell you what music you're going to like and what you should listen to next. Listen to his podcast with Christopher Lydon,
'The Algorithmic Age', on WBUR Radio Open Source.
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