November 16, 2017
Read a recently published Op-Ed from Associate Professor of Anthropology and Global Health, Rebecca Seligman.
November 3, 2017
Co-edited with Jillian R. Cavanaugh. Language and Materiality integrates linguistic anthropological and sociolinguistic scholarship on a range of topics: semiotic approaches to language, language commodification, sound, embodiment, mediatization, and aesthetics.
October 11, 2017
An award from the Wenner-Gren Foundation will support research investigating differences in the capacity of human and non-human primate gut microbes to produce energy and program host metabolism. The ultimate goal is to determine if humans exhibit a unique relationship between diet, the gut microbiota, and physiology that is relevant for understanding the potential role of the gut microbiota in shaping human metabolic and physiological changes over evolution.
July 3, 2017 – from Northwestern Now
In addition to McDade, authors include Calen Ryan, Jess Meyer, Judith Borja, Gregory Miller and Christopher W. Kuzawa of Northwestern; Meaghan Jones, Julia L. MacIssac and Alexander M. Morin, University of British Columbia Child and Family Research Institute; and Michael S. Kobor, Child and Brain Development Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and University of British Columbia.
May 23, 2017 – from Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
The W Awards provide seed funding for exploratory research, including innovative new work, significant changes in research direction and new collaborative ventures.
May 12, 2017 – from Society of Antiquaries of London
The Society consists of 3,000 elected Fellows who are distinguished in their fields of archaeology, architectural or art history, or other antiquarian subject matters across the academic, charitable, heritage and private sectors. Prof. Weismantel joins fellows Tim Earl, Matthew Johnson, Cynthia Robin and Mark Hauser.
Postdoctoral fellow Godfred Boateng received first place in the American Society for Nutrition’s Emerging Leaders Poster Competition
May 1, 2017
Awarded for his work entitled “Food Insecurity and HIV-exposure are Deleterious to Infant Cognitive Development in Kenya: a longitudinal study”.
April 29, 2017 – from Stanford Human Biology
The E. E. Hunt and Phyllis Eveleth Awards recognize two graduate students who have presented an outstanding paper or poster at the Annual Meetings.
April 26, 2017 – from Northwestern Now
Congratulations to Senior Lecturer and undergraduate advisor for Anthropology, Dr. Erin Waxenbaum, who has been honored with the Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer award for outstanding performance and dedication to undergraduate education at Northwestern University for 2017
April 21, 2017 – from John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
During the Guggenheim Fellowship year, Shankar will be based in Brooklyn, NY. She will research Generation Z, exploring how this demographic category can be defined in ways that more centrally account for the contributions of immigrants and minorities.
Professor John Hudson receives Lifetime Achievement Award
April 17, 2017
John Hudson has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Rural and Agricultural Geography, from the Association of American Geographers.
April 14, 2017 – from Truthout
Noelle Sullivan’s article entitled Neoliberalism Is Killing Us: Economic Stress as a Driver of Global Depression and Suicide published in Truthout.
Assistant Professor Amanda Logan article selected for 2017 Gordon R. Willey Prize
April 10, 2017
Amanda Logan’s article “Why Can’t People Feed Themselves?”: Archaeology as Alternative Archive of Food Security in Banda, Ghana,’ has been selected by the American Anthropological Association for the 2017 Gordon R. Willey Prize which "recognizes the best archaeology paper published in the American Anthropologist over a period of three years.”
April 5, 2017 – from Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
For the full academic year, Franke Graduate Fellows will participate in Kaplan Humanities Institute activities, including weekly lunch colloquia, a dissertation working group, and the annual Future Directions Forum, where they will present their projects to Institute members.
April 3, 2017 – from Society for Social Studies of Science
Adia Benton has been awarded the 2017 Rachel Carson Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science for her book ‘HIV Exceptionalism: Development Through Disease in Sierra Leone’. This prize is awarded for a book length work of social or political relevance in the area of science and technology studies.
April 2, 2017 – from American Council of Learned Societies
Congratulations to Professor Mary Weismantel on receipt of a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for work on "An Archaeology of Sex: The Moche Sex Pots"
Associate Professor Rebecca Seligman Awarded Research Grant from the William T. Grant Foundation
April 1, 2017
Rebecca Seligman has been awarded a research grant from the William T. Grant Foundation to study 'Cultures of Care: Exploring Inequalities in Mental Health Services Among Mexican-American Youth.'
February 24, 2017 – from Amazon
Matthew Johnson's new book, Lived Experience in the Later Middle Ages: Studies of Bodiam and Other Elite Landscapes in South-Eastern England is available for pre-order now, and will be available in early March.
February 20, 2017 – from Center for Leadership
Congratulations to Christopher Herdandez (Archaeology, PhD candidate), who has been awarded a University Fellowship in Leadership for 2017-2018.
February 17, 2017 – from Public Health Sciences
Congratulations to Jean Hunleth on the publication of her first book, Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia (Rutgers University Press, Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies). Jean received her Ph.D. in Anthropology and M.P.H. from Northwestern in 2011. She is currently a Research Scientist in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis. In Children as Caregivers Jean examines the multiple ways that children act as caregivers to sick guardians in Lusaka, Zambia. Her book illustrates why it is so important to recognize and understand children’s care when developing global health policy.
February 10, 2017 – from Northwestern Now
Anthropology major, Jennah Thopson Vasquez and Professor Bill Leonard, and the work they are doing, is featured in the story of Northwestern's Posner Fellowship
February 9, 2017 – from UN Women
Assistant Professor, Sera Young, will be speaking on a panel on "Women - Food Security - End Hunger - Political Will & Public Will" as part of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, March 17, 2017.
January 30, 2017 – from Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Anthropology
Congratulations to Prof. Mark Hauser, who has been elected Docent for Global Historical Archaeology at the University of Oulu in Finland. Back to top