Dr. Ardren recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation, for the following major research endeavor: "Household Socio-Economic Integration of the Classic Period Coba State: Researching the Yaxuna-Coba Causeway." Through this project, she and other scholars will examine some of the evidence for cultural integration amongst the Maya during the Classic Period.
Dr. Ardren was also recently awarded a grant by the Waitt Foundation and the National Geographic Society, for a project entitled "The Ethnoscience of Ancient Maya Raised Roads: Re-mapping the Longest Maya Sacbe". This project will entail working with Yucatec Maya speakers who live at Yaxuna to use drone and LiDAR data for mapping Sacbe 1.
Anthropology major Harper Dine received the Excellence in Liberal Learning Award from the Phi Beta Kappa society, into which she was recently inducted. Way to go Harper!
Congrats to Dr. Claire Ouselati-Porter, who has been awarded an Engaged Faculty Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Eva Mann was recently awarded a Beyond the Book Scholarship. Congrats Eva!
The department is very pleased to welcome our newest faculty member, Dr. Jafari Allen.
Our graduate program is now accepting applications.
We are excited about the launch of the Lowe Art Museum's new Kay Pacha Andean art exhibition, curated by Dr. Traci Ardren.
Dr. Louis Herns Marcelin has been awarded a Spencer Fellowship for his research project on The Socio-Cultural Costs of Pursuing Higher Education for Women in Haiti.
New research by Dr. Traci Ardren (and some of her students) examines the impact of prehistoric humans in the Everglades.
Read about the relationship between UM and Haiti in the recent Haiti Special Report, which examines the five-year period since the 2010 Haitian earthquake. Dr. Marcelin's role has been pivotal in growing this relationship during the last five years.
The Anthropology Club is back! Check it out on Facebook.
Dr. Caleb Everett has received an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Just 32 scholars nationwide received funding through the new annual fellowship program, aimed at supporting in-depth research in the social sciences and the humanities. Read More...
Dr. Bryan Page's recent book (co-authored with Merrill Singer), The Social Value of Drug Users, was recently named an "Essential Academic Title" by Choice Magazine.
Three faculty from the Department were awarded Provost's Research Awards in 2015!
We would like to congratulate Dr. Will Pestle for receiving a National Science Foundation Senior Award in Archaeology for his Chile-based research program entitled, “The Emergence of Inequality in the Atacama Oases.”
The Department of Anthropology congratulates Dr. Pamela Geller on her award of a 2014-2015 fellowship at the Center for the Humanities!