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...

Prof. Mary Beth Mills on Thailand’s political crisis

Professor Mills recently published a short commentary on the ongoing political crisis in Thailand. Her work is part of a collection in which  scholars from different disciplines reflect on the roots and dynamics of Thailand’s decade-long political gridlock and the recent military coup of May 22, 2014. The entire collection is featured in the “Hot...

Tate wins research fellowship

Prof. Winifred Tate has been awarded a SSRC and Open Society fellowship to support her continuing research in Colombia.

Faculty awards 2011-12

Congratulations to Chandra Bhimull (Anthropology and African American Studies) on her Guggenheim Fellowship. She will be in residence at NASA next spring. Congratulations to Maple Razsa (International Studies) on his University of Stockholm Research Fellowship and his International Research and Exchanges Board Individual Advanced Research Opportunity Fellowship. He will be in residence in Slovenia and Stockholm...