Writing Culture and the Life of Anthropology

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Orin Starn is the editor of a new book from Duke University Press, Writing Culture and the Life of Anthropology, which features essays by Duke professors Anne Allison and Charles Piot.  The book grew out of a Duke Cultural Anthropology-sponsored conference several years ago; its others... Read More »

Law Enforcement and Mental Health Collaboration Shows Promise in Liberia

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Global Health and Cultural Anthropology faculty member Brandon Kohrt has published an article in the American Journal of Public Health, about a successful collaboration between law enforcement and mental health workers in Liberia. A news story on Duke Global Health Institute's web site... Read More »

Cultural Anthropology major Lauren Blazing named ACC Field Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Duke redshirt junior goalkeeper Lauren Blazing has been named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year and leads the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, as announced Wednesday by Commissioner John Swofford. Blazing, a cultural anthropology and political science... Read More »

Scholar Spotlight: Zack Fowler

Monday, February 2, 2015
Benjamin N. Duke Scholar Zack Fowler '16 has devoted his time at Duke to improving educational access, both in Durham through Duke SPLASH and in Muhuru Bay, Kenya through WISER.  

Allison Book Honored by American Ethnological Society

Monday, October 13, 2014
Cultural Anthropology Professor Anne Allison's book "Precarious Japan" has received honorable mention honors in the annual American Ethnological Society's (AES) Senior Book Prize. Published by Duke University Press, the book explores Japanese experiences of job insecurity and isolation amid a... Read More »

Cultural Anthropology students participate in Hunger Strike

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
A small group of Duke students enrolled in PhD programs, including Cultural Anthropology graduate students, are on a hunger strike, hoping to raise awareness about Kobani—an area at the border of Turkey and Syria—that is currently being targeted by ISIS rebels. The students deplore the lack of... Read More »

Selfie Militarism

Friday, May 23, 2014
In late April, an amateur video of Israeli army aggression in the occupied West Bank began to circulate online. The content was neither new nor surprising: a soldier shoving, kicking and pointing his gun at unarmed Palestinian teenagers in Hebron’s old city. What was new, however, was the form and... Read More »

Anne Allison Precarious Japan

Friday, May 23, 2014
“[All] I want to eat is a rice ball.” This was the last entry in the diary of a 52-year-old man who starved to death in an apartment he had occupied for 20 years. His is just one of many voices of the precarity of everyday life and death that populate Anne Allison’s new ethnography of pain,... Read More »

Cultural Anthropology Major Jennifer Sherman Gives Commencement Address

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Duke graduating senior Jennifer Sherman delivered the following talk at Duke's 2014 commencement ceremony May 11 in Wallace Wade Stadium: "I'm going to trust you with the truth today. I'm afraid. There's the small fear I feel standing up in front of you. And then there's the fear of leaving, of... Read More »

Writing and Defending Your Digital Dissertation: Join the Conversation!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In the course of our conversation about institutional and technological obstacles to digital multimedia and multilingual publishing, I mentioned that a Duke Department of Cultural Anthropology doctoral student, Dwayne Dixon, had just defended a dissertation primarily using the Scalar platform.... Read More »