Through three cooperating classes, culture-language-media workshops, a group documentary conducted by artists from the Latino community, and partnerships between Duke students and local high school and community college students, with final outcomes that include film screenings, photo-murals and a multimedia exhibit encompassing the processes and products produced, we propose to build two-way connections between Duke and the Latino Community. Read more...
Allison discussed her new book, Precarious Japan....
The Duke women's field hockey team made a strong run at the national title at the NCAA Championships this past weekend. They came in second in the country, a great achievement. We are proud to say that many women's field hockey players have been Cultural Anthropology majors over the years, now including Lauren Blazing, Ashley Camano, and Abby Beltrani. Many other members of the team have been terrific students in our Cultural Anthropology classes.
Congratulations to all of you on a wonderful season!
Kristina Jacobsen: On the Navajo Nation
Starn will be offering his popular "Sports and Society" class through Coursera with a start date of January 20, 2014. For more information, and to register: https://www.coursera.org/course/sports
Starn also appears in a recent Newsday story on the controversy over the team name of the Washington Redskins.
Byerly gave a talk in the prestigious TED series on "Breaking Sound Barriers: Music as Mirror, Mediator, and Mystic" on November 12 in Cincinnati. You can watch her at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwePt2W5Iq8
Brian Goldstone: The Miraculous Life
On Friday, October 4th, Professor Rebecca Stein of Duke University came to the University of Toronto Anthropology Department to take part in their Anthropology Colloquium Series to speak about her work in the field of cultural anthropology. Her lecture was entitled "Viral Occupation: Social Media Rule in Israel Palestine Read more...
Cultural Anthropology Professor – and Dean of Trinity College – Lee Baker has just been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Society for North American Anthropology. This prize is awarded to a senior anthropologist for broad-based contributions to research, teaching and service related to the development of critical studies of North America. The award recognizes a distinguished long-term program of research and publication, and also takes into account contributions in other areas, such teaching and training, SANA/AAA service, and community, activist, practice, or policy involvements outside academia.
Matory has just been named the winner of this prestigious German scientific fellowship given "in recognition of lifetime achievements in research."
Congratulations to Rebecca Stein, who has just been named the Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology! This prestigious chair recognizes excellence in research and teaching, and brings with it membership in the Bass Society of Fellows.
The last year has seen a dramatic uptick in press coverage of Chinese environmental issues. There have also been a number of books published on the subject, with more due out soon. So this seemed a good moment to get in touch with my friend Ralph Litzinger, an anthropologist based at Duke University. He has been tracking the topic closely, while also writing about other important issues, ranging from Tibetan self-immolations to labor conditions in and protests at Chinese factories.
Professor Orin Starn writes about the Boston bombings in the Huffington Post..
In the new issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly (Vol, 112, No. 1 Winter 2013), Ralph Litzinger has edited a special Against the Day issue, "Labor in China: A New Politics of Struggle." In his own essay, Professor Litzinger discusses the activist campaigns against Apple and its suppliers in China over the last several years.
Choreography: Alison Kibbe in collaboration with the dancers
Music: Vem Menina (samba song from Rio de Contas, Brazil); Adao Adao, Cade Salome (capoeira song); Washerwoman Blues by Bessie Smith; Quick Reaction and Satisfaction by Etta James; interviews conducted summer 2011 in Bahai, Brazil with female capoeiristas and sambadeiras
Accompaniment: Katya Wesolowski
Costumes: Alison Kibbe
Dancers: Destani Bizune, Chanelle Croxton, Michaela Dwyer, Alison Kibbe, Michael Oliver
Cultural Anthropology Professor Ralph Litzinger has been selected as the 2012-2013
recipient of the Howard D. Johnson Teaching Award. This Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award is one of four that recognizes truly outstanding teaching in the College.
CA professor Ralph Litzinger co-edits and contributes an essay on a
Hot Spot issue of the journal of Cultural Anthropology on the recent wave of
self-immolations in Tibet.