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The #metoo Movement Comes to the Kitchen

Thursday, September 27, 2018
The #metoo Movement Comes to the Kitchen The free, public events Alexander organized include a conversation with Severson and other food writers Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Durham Hotel and a Friday, Oct. 5, panel discussion on ‘Violence in the Kitchen’ at 11 a.m. at Duke’s Forum for Scholars and... Read More »

Eric Oberstien nominated for a Latin Grammy Award

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Eric Oberstein graduated from Duke in 2007 with a degree in Cultural Anthropology.   He is currently a producer and Associate Director, Duke Performances as well as Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management and Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Duke.  An album Eric produced, Back to... Read More »

Jieun Cho wins best graduate student paper prize for the Society of East Asian Anthropology.

Friday, September 21, 2018
Jieun Cho wins the 2018 Theodore C. Bestor Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper for the Society of East Asian Anthropology.  She will be awarded the prize at American Anthropological Association Meetings in November.     

Charlie Thompson: Small towns can rebuild from the ground up.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article213452879.html

Fellows’ Summer Research Considers the Anthropocene in Madagascar, Japan, and Birmingham, Alabama

Friday, June 8, 2018
Jieun Cho’s research will take her to Japan this summer, where she will be meeting with refugees and returnees of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. “I will continue to work with the nuclear-affected, as well as scientists, lawyers, and activists, to see how low-level exposure to radiation is... Read More »
America's Sacred Spaces - Bass Connections

America's Sacred Spaces - Bass Connections

Friday, May 4, 2018
America’s Sacred Spaces A new documentary research initiative poised to tell the stories of 40 essential American places that enhance our understanding of the United States The United States possesses singular places where citizens and others can visit to absorb elements of the nation’s depth... Read More »
Ambient Thickness: The Atmospheric Materiality of the Anthropocene

Ambient Thickness: The Atmospheric Materiality of the Anthropocene

Monday, April 9, 2018
Cultural Anthropology is pleased to present Ambient Thickness: The Atmospheric Materiality of the Anthropocene Gastón Gordillo The atmospheric, elusive, but powerful materiality of the droughts, wildfires, intense rainfalls, and toxic environments that define the Anthropocene cannot be... Read More »
Training the Imam: Locating American Sites of Religious Authority

Training the Imam: Locating American Sites of Religious Authority

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
A talk by Nancy Khalil.  Owing to a common absence of a central religious body to authorize religious clerics, combined with the U.S. secular conception of separation of church and state, Muslim authority in the United States contends with a regulatory vacuum.   The concept of clergy... Read More »

What I'm Working On: Financial Divisions in South Africa

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Anne-Maria Makhulu is an associate professor of cultural anthropology and African and African-American studies at Duke. Much of her work, including her current research, focuses on globalization and issues of political economy in South Africa. Makhulu is examining what she deems a broken promise... Read More »

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