David Strohl Receives Fellowship

David Strohl receives fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity for the Fall 2016 semester.

Diamond Drayton receives the Eitan Shalom Green Award

The Eitan Shalom Green Award is given to a student in the junior or senior class who has demonstrated scholarly insight and a passion for creative exploration in both of the Anthropology Department’s core courses: anthropological theory (AY333) and methodology (AY313).

Global Maine Integrated Studies course premieres short documentary series

Colby students enrolled in the Integrated Studies Cluster on Global Maine made short documentary films in collaboration with community partners in Lewiston, Maine from Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services, United YES, Somali Bantu Association of Maine, and Tree Street School. They will be premiering their films at two screenings: on May 5 at the Lewiston...

Gafner wins Anthropology award

January 26, 2016 Kate Gafner wins the first Eitan Shalom Green Research Award in Anthropology.  Kate will spend January in the British archives in London to conduct research on Victorian representations of murder for her honors thesis. 

Adam Saltsman’04 will present his doctoral research on Burmese migrants in Thailand

“Navigating dispossession: Gender and agency among Burmese migrants in Thailand’s border economic zones.”  On April 2, 2014, 4pm in Diamond 141 the department of anthropology will welcome back, Adam Saltsman, Colby ’04. Adam is about to complete his Ph.D. at Boston College. He will present his dissertation research with Burmese migrants in Thailand, the culmination...

Elfrieda Frank Scholar to present research

Kyra Webb, 17′ received an Elfrieda Frank Scholarship (administered by the Department of Anthropology at Colby) to attend an archaeological field school in Peru during the summer of 2014. As a result of her work in Peru, Kyra will be attending the  80th annual conference for the Society for American Archaeology in San Francisco, April...

Besteman Elected President of Association of Political and Legal Anthropologists

Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology Catherine Besteman was elected as the next president of the Association of Political and Legal Anthropologists (APLA), beginning in December, 2014. Besteman plans to foster several APLA initiatives during her time in office, including developing mentoring opportunities for younger scholars and graduate students working on...