Month: April 2015

Merrill Singer’s recent book on infectious disease

Merrill Singer-The Anthropology of Infectious Disease
The Anthropology of Infectious Disease

This book synthesizes the flourishing field of anthropology of infectious disease in a critical, biocultural framework. Leading medical anthropologist Merrill Singer holistically unites the behaviors of microorganisms and the activities of complex social systems, showing how we exist with pathogenic agents of disease in a complex process of co-evolution. He also connects human diseases to larger ecosystems and various other species that are future sources of new human infections. Anthropology of Infectious Disease integrates and advances research in this growing, multifaceted area and offers an ideal supplement to courses in anthropology, public health, development studies, and related fields…..


UConn Anthropology alumni Austin Hill uses drones in his research

A report of Chad Hill’s work in Connecticut Magazine about his innovative approach to tracking looters using drones. You can also watch a video on Mashable.
 

Chad Hill and drone
UConn Researcher Uses Drones to Track Looting in Middle East

When people hear Chad Hill uses homemade drones to track looting at ancient burial sites in the Middle East, he often has to do some clarifying. ‘We’re not using the drones to track people in any way,’ says the archeologist, who is a researcher with the University of Connecticut. Instead, Hill is using drone images of massive swaths of land to spot displaced earth and other visible signs of looting from the air….