Prof. Joanna Davidson in Guinea-Bissau

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Whether in the field or at home in Boston, our faculty, students, and staff are the heart of the Department. For this reason, we strive to maintain an engaging and inclusive community for all our members. Browse the slideshow below or visit our News page to learn more about recent events, research, and achievements in the Department.

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  • Prof Hefner attends the International Conference on Civilizational Fiqh in Surabaya Indonesia

  • PhD student Sarah Lewinger’s and her co-edited volume, COVID-19 AND EDUCATION IN AFRICA, which was just published as part of Routledge's Perspectives on Education in Africa book series!

  • PhD student, Amirah Fadhlina, presents at AAR Meetings

  • Professor Merav Shohet awarded the Carole H. Browner Society for Medical Anthropology Undergraduate Mentorship Award

  • PhD student, Martin Aucoin, presents at African Studies Association Conference

  • Joanna Davidson at a launch party for her new book, "Opting Out: Women Messing with Marriage Around the World," at the AAA conference in Seattle

  • Prof. Robert Hefner at the G20/R20 Religion Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

  • PhD student, Christian Gagnon, receives 2nd place in the best poster presentation contest at NEEP!

  • Undergraduate anthro major, Kennedy Williams, being tapped into the Scarlet Key Honors Society

  • Prof Merry White's Boston Ethnography course does Fenway Park!

  • Current and former members of the Sensory Morphology and Genomic Anthropology Lab gathered together with lab directors Christopher Schmitt and Eva Garrett at the 7th annual NEEP conference

  • Assistant Prof Eva Garrett speaking at the Coolidge Corner Movie Theater’s Science on Screen Series

  • Undergrads Bri Sison-Gilmore and Hailey Hart-Thompson handing out Anthro In The Works club merchandise

  • Professor Weller takes notes during an interview in Suzhou, China.

  • Professor Knott and students examine the remains of a deceased orangutan.

  • Professor Ngom's team digitizes Arabic and Ajami texts in Senegal. The texts form the largest collection of Mande scholars' work in the world.

  • Undergraduate student Rachel Novak celebrates the Chinese New Year in Sydney while on study abroad.

  • Various students and faculty gather for Thanksgiving dinner.

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