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Heather Paxson

Heather Paxson named a 2014 MacVicar Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor of Anthropology Heather Paxson has been named a 2014 MacVicar Faculty Fellow. More

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Manduhai Buyandelger receives Levitan Prize in the Humanities

Associate Professor of Anthropology Manduhai Buyandelger has been awarded the James A. (1945) and Ruth Levitan Prize in the Humanities, a $25,000 research grant that will support her in-depth ethnographic study of parliamentary elections in Mongolia, with specific emphasis on the experience of female candidates. More

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Amberly Steward featured in Boston Globe

MIT Anthropology's Administrative Officer, Amberly Steward, was featured in a photo essay in the Boston Globe on the lunch break habits of working people in the Boston area. More

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Heather Paxson wins 2013 Diana Forsythe Prize for The Life of Cheese

The Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW) and the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC), announce Professor Heather Paxson as the winner of the 2013 Diana Forsythe Prize for her book, The Life of Cheese. More

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Heather Paxson interviewed on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams

Professor Heather Paxson was interviewed by NBC's Willie Geist for a segment on artisanal food for NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams. More

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Erica James Wins 2013 Gordon K. and Sybille Lewis Award for Democratic Insecurities

Professor Erica James's book, Democratic Insecurities: Violence, Trauma, and Intervention in Haiti, has won the 2013 Gordon K. and Sybille Lewis Award from the Carribean Studies Association. More

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MIT music documentary pays tribute to the Arab Spring

The PBS affiliate WGBH Boston/Channel 2 will air the MIT music documentary "Awakening: Evoking the Arab Spring through Music" on Friday, May 31 at 10:30pm. The documentary was directed by MIT Anthropology lecturer Chris Boebel and is the first work that MIT Video Productions has produced specifically for broadcast television. More

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Iris Sheu wins 2013 Howe Prize

MIT Anthropology is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 James Howe Prize is Iris Sheu for her paper entitled "Patient Barriers to Mental Health Care for the Cambodian Population in Lowell, MA." More

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Graham Jones wins Edgerton Award

Professor Graham Jones receives the 2013 MIT Edgerton Award for exceptional distinction in teaching and research. More

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An MIT anthropology professor writes about artisan cheese

Professor Heather Paxson was interviewed by Boston Globe correspondent Jane Dornbusch for a feature article on her latest book, The Life of Cheese. More

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Why are Japanese cartoons a global hit?

Professor Ian Condry's new book heralds 'creative collaboration' with the masses as the key to anime's worldwide popularity. More

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Hard times in Chicago

Professor Christine Walley's new book recounts the painful aftermath when steel plants suddenly closed in the American heartland. More

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