Harris Solomon is the recipient of the Robert Cox teaching award, the highest award Duke offers for teaching

Sunday, May 1, 2016
This Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award is one of four that recognizes truly outstanding teaching in the College. Recipients are selected on the basis of their ability to encourage intellectual excitement and curiosity in students, knowledge of a field and ability to communicate it,... Read More »

Cultural Anthropology major Carlton Lawrence T'15 has been named a Fulbright Scholar

Monday, February 22, 2016
For the 12th straight year, Duke University is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, with 12 students awarded the latest scholarships, the U.S. Department of State announced Monday. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange... Read More »

Duke's Eric Oberstein Picks Up Two Grammy Nominations

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Eric Oberstein is back in the Grammy News.  The Duke alumnus and associate director of Duke Performances, who doubles as a music producer, received two nominations this week for his work with Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and their album “Cuba: The Conversation Continues... Read More »

Anne-Maria Makhulu Discusses New Book on "Left of Black"

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
"Left of Black" host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Anne-Maria Makhulu to discuss her latest book, “Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home”.  Makhulu is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University... Read More »

Professor Starn's new on-line course available

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Duke Cultural Anthropology Professor Orin Starn’s new on-line course, “Sports and Society,” has just gone live through Coursera.  The original version of the course drew more than 45,000 students, and this is a new version with more lectures.   The lectures and readings are free... Read More »

"An Open Letter of Love" to Our Students

Friday, November 20, 2015
Inspired by the events on Duke’s campus, and Rae Paris’ “An Open Letter of Love to Black Students,” the Department of Cultural Anthropoloy collectively authored an open letter to mark its solidarity with calls for fuller accountability on matters of social justice at Duke.  "We're writing... Read More »

Weather, Ritual, and Dia de Los Muertos in Jachitan

Friday, October 30, 2015
Stephanie Friede, a PhD Candidate in the department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, wrote the following article that appeared in EnviroSociety.  

Interview with Rebecca Stein: The Intifada, Viral Death, and the Facebook Fallacy

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
There are varying explanations for the uptick in violence in Israel-Palestine over the past few days, but one explanation that appears to have caught on with the Israeli government and much Western media, according to Duke University cultural anthropologist Rebecca Stein, is incitement through... Read More »

Carl Lawrence, a Cultural Anthropology major, was awarded a Fulbright Student Research Grant

Friday, May 1, 2015
Carl is one of only two Duke undergraduates to be awarded a Fulbright undergraduate student research grant his year.  His project "Engaging Alternatives in South African Medical Education: A Study of the Hidden Curriculum" will examine the informal messages conveyed at South African medical... Read More »

Yasmin Cho wins 2015 Elsie Clews Parson Prize

Friday, May 1, 2015
Yasmin Cho wins the Parson Prize for best graduate student paper. 2015 winner: The Ontology of Improvisation: Hut/Tent-Building Practices of Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in Post-Mao China