Besteman Quoted in Portland Press Herald Story on Somalia Bombing

Catherine Besteman was quoted in a Portland Press Herald story on the death of a Lewiston, Maine, man’s brother who was killed in the recent bombing in Somalia. Besteman, the Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, knew the dead man as a child when she lived and studied in Somalia in 1988. The boy was “super smart, totally engaging,” Besteman...

Halvorson Contributes Chapter on Religiously Based Aid Work Book

A research publication by Britt Halvorson, faculty fellow in anthropology, is included in a new book of essays, The Request and the Gift in Religious and Humanitarian Endeavors (Pp. 65-92, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Halvorson’s chapter is titled ” When God Is a Moral Accountant: Dilemmas and Requests of Accountability in U.S. Medical Relief in Madagascar” and “examines how...