Faculty News

Prof. Parla to speak at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Prof. Ayse Parla will be giving a talk at Harvard’s CMES to all faculty and grad students on Wednesday, January 25th at 4:30pm. The talk will be in person and via Zoom in case anyone is interested and available to attend! Title: Hamlet After Genocide: Haunting, Justice, and Empirical Fabulation DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2023, […]

Prof. Korom delivers lecture at Jadavpur University

Professor Frank J. Korom delivered the third formal public lecture of the Centre for Studies in Islamicate Asia, Department of Comparative Literature, at Jadavpur University.  His lectured was titled “The Democratization of Sufism in the South Asian Diaspora” Abstract: The Globalization of Sufism has historically been studied as a movement away from the Middle East […]

Prof Ngom interviewed by The Brink

Professor Ngom was profiled by The Brink for their article entitled: “Unearthing a Long-Ignored African Writing System, One Researcher Finds African History, by Africans: BU anthropologist Fallou Ngom discovered Ajami, a modified Arabic script, in a box of his late father’s old papers.” Check out the article here: https://www.bu.edu/articles/2022/fallou-ngom-discovers-ajami-african-writing-system/?fbclid=IwAR1N3hxvMy_6VJaBAt2mMq4MjyEAEBzTeeOiYYpWqDZnNmlDyMHg_SgaVeY

Q&A with Prof. Catherine West

Catherine West is a research associate professor in the Anthropology Department and Archaeology Program with affiliation with the Marine program. Q: Talk about your past and present research! A: When I started grad school, I knew that I wanted to use zthe animal bones in archaeological sites to understand how past people interacted with local […]

Q&A with Prof. Amanda Leiss

Amanda Leiss is a paleoanthropologist broadly interested in paleoecology, taphonomy, osteology and human evolution. She is an active member of the Gona Paleoanthropological Research Project, and has been conducting research in Ethiopia since 2010. She has also piloted field and museum research with the Baringo Paleontological Research Project, in Kenya. Q: How did you get […]

Q&A with Prof. Luke Glowacki

 Luke Glowacki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. He studies the evolution of complex social behavior, including cooperation and war. He has done extensive fieldwork among nomadic pastoralists along the Ethiopian/South Sudanese border studying inter-ethnic violence. Q: Tell us about yourself. A: This is my second year at BU after coming from […]

Q&A with Prof. Bob Hefner

Robert Hefner is a professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Pardee School of Global Affairs. He specializes in the anthropology of religion, ethics and law, education and youth development, as well as the comparative study of gender, citizenship, globalization, and modernity. Q: What is your connection with the Indonesian government? A: Just about […]

Prof. Corky White interview by BU Today

Professor Corky White was interviewed by BU Today about Thanksgiving traditions in an article called “What That Turkey Is All About: The answers to the origins of the Thanksgiving menu, the evils of deviation, and why we eat so much food.” Read it here!