A sweeping history of cities through the millennia–from Mesopotamia to Manhattan–and how they have propelled Homo sapiens to dominance.Six thousand years ago, there were no cities on the planet. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and that number is growing. Weaving together archeology, history, and contemporary observations, Monica Smith […]
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Pope Francis’ Visit to Morocco Raises Hopes for Its ChristiansThe Moroccan Exception in the Arab World
Dear friends and colleagues, please find below a link to an obituary that was just brought to my attention for Professor Emeritus Lewis Leroy Langness (b. 1929) who passed away on May 14th, 2018.Professor Langness received a B.A in Psychology from the University of Idaho (1956), and an M.A. (1959) and Ph.D.(1964) in Anthropology from […]
The Department of Anthropology is proud to announce that Devin Flaherty has been hired as an assistant professor at UT San Antonio. Devin received her PhD in Anthropology in 2018. Read more about her appointment here.
Actress, model, and activist Pamela Anderson, now living in France, discusses the “Yellow Vest” movement, quoting our own Phillippe Bourgois’ work on the four types of violence. Read, Yellow Vests and I on her blog.
The Gold Shield prize is a $30,000 award presented by Gold Shield, Alumnae of UCLA, to an exceptional mid-career full professor with a distinguished record of undergraduate teaching, research and university service. The article about Prof. Fessler can be read at the UCLA Newsroom.
Recent Anthropology Ph.D. graduate Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein is a researcher at New Knowledge Organization, Ltd. From her profile in the October issue of Anthropology News:I lead media research at an interdisciplinary New York City-based think tank. I consider myself primarily a linguistic anthropologist, with a focus on various kinds of large-scale communication and theories of community […]
The prize was for her talk on decision making in capuchin monkey coalitions, “Testing hypotheses about social cognition with observational data: coalitions in white-faced capuchin monkeys.” Authors: Kotrina Kajokaite, Andrew Whalen, Karthik Panchanathan, and Susan Perry.
A new website called HowtoBeAMonkey.org provides a glimpse into life inside a Costa Rican tropical dry forest — both for the capuchin monkeys that call it home and the humans who observe them. Article @ UCLA Newsroom.
PhD Candidate Sonya Rao weighs in on how the professional community of anthropologists and academics can support the profession of interpreting, and in turn support migrants both at the border and throughout the process of seeking asylum. At UCLA, Rao writes about language rights and the labor issues of language service professionals, with a focus […]
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