MIT Anthropology News Archives

Sofia Essayan

Anthropology Concentrator Featured on MIT Homepage

Sofia Essayan-Perez credits her anthropology coursework as one of the factors that broadened her understanding of social disparities in the September 25th MIT News Office feature on Sofia's many accomplishments. . More

Heather Paxson

Heather Paxson in New York Times

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Heather Paxson was quoted in the Sunday Review piece on "Rethinking Eating" in the August 24, 2014 New York Times. More

Susan Silbey

Susan Silbey Receives Levitan Teaching Award

Goldberg Professor of Humanities, Sociology, and Anthropology Susan Silbey was one of four recipients of the 2014 James A. and Ruth Levitan Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. More

Graham Jones in Financial Times

Lister Brothers Career Development Associate Professor Graham Jones was interviewed for a piece on "Sex, lies, and social media: How Twitter killed the water cooler" that appeared in the July 2, 2014 Financial Times. More

Former HASTS Graduate Student, Sarah Wylie, at White House

Sarah Wylie, co-founder of Public Lab and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Northeastern University, presented her work to President Obama at the 1st White House Maker Faire. Sarah who received her Ph.D. from MIT in 2011 has been working with Associate Professor Christine Walley and communities in Chicago to map petcoke piles from Tar Sands refining. More

Chris Boebel

Chris Boebel, Lecturer and Co-Director of Anthropology's DV Lab wins New England Emmy

Chris Boebel, director of the documentary "Awakening: Evoking the Arab Spring Through Music" along with his team members at AMPS (Academic Media Production Services) won a 2014 New England Emmy award. More

Susan Silbey

Susan Silbey on Common Sense Regulation

Professor of Anthropology Susan Silbey was featured in SHASS News for her work examining the effectiveness of aid to those on the margins of society. More

Erica James

The Anthropology of Humanitarianism

Associate Professor of Anthropology Erica James was featured on the MIT homepage for her work examining the effectiveness of aid to those on the margins of society. More

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

Christine Walley

Christine Walley recieves CLR James Best Book Award for Exit Zero

Associate Professor of Anthropology Christine Walley received the 2014 CLR James Best Book award from the Working-Class Studies Association for Exit Zero: Family and Class in Post-Industrial Chicago. More

Manduhai Buyandelger

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

Erica James

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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