Roy D’Andrade, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at UCONN passed away on October 20, 2016 at the age of 85. Dr. D’Andrade was a cultural anthropologist and a founder of cognitive anthropology. According to his obituary published on the website of the American Anthropological Association, Dr. D’Andrade was a prolific scholar and “a leading contributor to formal analysis of terminological systems but later recognized that these analyses were inadequate to represent cultural understandings, paving the way for the richer studies of meanings in cultural models analysis.” Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
Anthropology Professor in Residence Eleanor Ouimet is member of an interdisciplinary team of UCONN professors who traveled to Japan to investigate natural disasters, namely tsunamis, and their aftermath from a number of angles. Their research has been featured in an article on UConn Today.
UCONN anthropology professors Sarah Willen and Cesar Abadio-Barrero organized three panels at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Minneapolis on the intersection of anthropology, health, and human rights. For more information on these panels, including the panel abstracts please click here.
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Merrill Singer for winning the 2016 Medical Anthropology Career Achievement Award! This award senior scholars who have “advanced the field of medical anthropology through career-long contributions to theory or method, and who have been successful in communicating the relevance of medical anthropology to broader publics.”
Akhil Choudhary, an undergraduate student majoring in anthropology at UCONN has maintained a travel journal as part of an independent study entitled “Creating New Opportunities for Interdisciplinary International Research in Disaster Science.” Akhil was accompanied by two other UCONN undergrads, as well as faculty members Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet (Anthropology), Will Ouimet (Geography and Geoscience), and Rich Christenson (Engineering). Read on to learn how the team fared on this journey into interdisciplinary disaster research and stayed tuned for more information on their collaborative research efforts next semester!
Congratulations to Dr. Dimitris Xygalatas, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCONN, who was recently interviewed by CBC on his on going research into the role that pain plays in ritual behavior. To hear the full audio of the interview, click here.
Congratulations to Alison Mant-Melville, the recent recipient of an NSF Dissertation Completion Grant, and a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for her Kenyan and Ethiopian research on Structure and Variability in Lithic Technology in the East African Middle Stone Age!