Congratulations to Ben Fanucci-Kiss’20 for Honorable Mention from the Society for Economic Anthropology

Congratulations to Ben Fanucci-Kiss ’20 who has received honorable mention in the Society for Economic Anthropology’s 2019 Harold K. Schneider Essay Competition. Ben’s essay, “Teaching Transgression: Class Negotiation, Abrasive Capital, and El Chapo,” develops a critical analysis of class negotiation in educational institutions as a raced, gendered, and sexed process. The national competition recognizes “innovative...

Chandra Bhimull’s Empire in the Air awarded honorable mention in two national competitions

Congratulations to Chandra Bhimull (Anthropology and African American Studies) for the recognition of her extraordinary book, Empire in the Air, which has been awarded honorable mention in two national competitions:  the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology and the 2019 American Ethnological Society Sharon Stephens Prize. The latter is awarded biennially...

Nell Haynes analyzes anti-immigrant memes in Chile in a new article

In a new article “Writing on the Walls: Discourse on Bolivian immigrants in Chilean meme humor,” (International Journal of Communication vol. 13), Nell Haynes analyzes how humor mitigates anti-immigrant discourse on Chilean social media.  https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/9109

New Book by Catherine Besteman

Catherine Besteman and co-editor Hugh Gusterson have published a new book, Life by Algorithms: How Roboprocesses are Remaking Our World, with the University of Chicago Press.  Life by Algorithms, University of Chicago Press, 2019.

Mary Beth Mills explores culinary tourism in a new article in Gastronomica

In a new article “Authentic Dishes, Staged Identities: Thailand’s Cooking Schools for Tourists” (Gastronomica 19, vol.2: 43-55) Mary Beth Mills examines the tensions that arise during the cross-cultural encounters that characterize a popular form of culinary tourism, recreational cooking classes. DOI: 10.1525/gfc.2019.19.2.43

Winifred Tate is conducting new research into women, drug use and recovery in Maine.

Associate Professor of Anthropology Winifred Tate and lead field researcher Courtney Allen are conducting extended ethnographic life history interviews with women in short-term and long-term recovery, including oral histories of recovery pathways, and with women in active use, to document the challenges these women experience, as well as the practices of care used by women in...

Chandra Bhimull, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies, co-curates exhibition at the Colby Museum of Art

Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies, Chandra Bhimull, co-curated the exhibition 1968: “Sensitive Humanity “and Black Radicalism, at the Colby Museum of Art (http://www.colby.edu/museum/exhibition/1968-sensitive-humanity-and-black-radicalism/). Through the photography of Ruth Marion-Baruch and Pirkle Jones, the exhibition focuses on the Black Panther movement and examines themes such as radical love and social transformation. It also features a...

Catherine Besteman and Colleagues Offered ART+POLITICS Symposium at Maine College of Art

With a grant from the Office of the Provost and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Catherine Besteman and colleagues from the Maine College of Art offered a symposium on ART+POLITICS at the Maine College of Art. The symposium was part of the statewide Making Migration Visible Initiative co-curated by Besteman and artist Julie Poitras Santos and...

Catherine Besteman and Students Curate Exhibition at the Colby Museum of Art

Professor Catherine Besteman worked with students Chloé Powers ’19 and Caroline Webb ’19 to curate the exhibition Seeing Otherwise, at the Colby College Museum of Art from October 16 to November 4, 2018.The exhibition explores relationships between displacement and reinvention, inclusion and exclusion, presence and absence, and the multilayered presence of the past seeping into the present....

Britt Halvorson Releases New Book

A new book by Britt Halvorson has been released. Conversionary Sites: Transforming Medical Aid and Global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota (University of Chicago Press, 2018) draws on more than two years of participant observation in the American Midwest and in Madagascar among Lutheran clinicians, volunteer laborers, healers, evangelists, and former missionaries. Conversionary Sites investigates the role...