Month: November 2016

Obituary: Roy D’Andrade, UCONN Emeritus Professor of Anthropology

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.


Roy D'Andrade

Eleanor Ouimet’s Research in Japan Featured in UCONN Today

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.


Elle Ouimet

UCONN Professors Organize AAA Panel on Health and Human Rights

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.

Merrill Singer Wins Medical Anthropology Career Achievement Award

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.”


SMA Awards

Anthropology Undergraduate Travels to Japan on Independent Study

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!