News & Events

Graduate student Vanessa Watters Awarded Research Fellowship

Watters has been awarded the Buffet Center’s 2016 Global Politics and Religion Summer Graduate Research Fellowship. Her project, “Prosperity on the Periphery: Christian Social Welfare in Coastal West Africa” examines the coastal West African region as an important historical corridor for Catholic and Pentecostal institutions, as well as contemporary exchanges and transformations in Christian communities. Vanessa will conduct preliminary fieldwork with religious organizations in the capital cities of Accra, Lomé, and Cotonou to consider how the shifting centers of global Christian membership are managed transnationally through the promotion of economic and social welfare programs.

Associate Professor Mark Hauser Elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London

The Society of Antiquaries of London is a venerable and distinguished group, founded in 1707, with interests in the material past and offices, archives and library alongside the Royal Academy and Royal Society in central London. Prof. Hauser joins Tim Earle, Matthew Johnson and Cynthia Robin as Fellows.

Jessica Winegar presented new book

Her work, "Anthropology's Politics: Disciplining the Middle East," (2015) was among those celebrated at a new book event hosted by MENA on May 11, 2016

Anthropology Department Receives Green Office Certification

The certification is due to the hard work of Kat Catlin and the AGSA Green team. As part of the celebration, a new tree was planted on the grounds of 1810 Hinman.

Noelle Sullivan Has Received a Grant from The Alumnae of Northwestern University

The grant will bring the Canadian aboriginal artist Sonny Assu to campus to do a public talk, studio sit-in sessions with two undergraduate art classes and a guest lecture in an undergraduate indigenous studies course on campus during the spring quarter of 2017.