Besteman Op-ed on U.S. Military Presence in U.S. News & World Report

Catherine Besteman, the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, cowrote an op-ed titled “Where in the World Is the U.S. Military? Everywhere” that appeared Jan. 12 in U.S. News & World Report. The article includes a recently published map that shows “the U.S. is waging this war on terror in 76 countries – or more...

New Book, Empire in the Air, by Bhimull Released

A new book by Chandra Bhimull, associate professor of anthropology and African-American studies, has been released by New York University Press. Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora, “examines the role that race played in the inception of the airline industry,” the Press says. “Bhimull offers a unique analysis of early airline travel, illuminating...

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...