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Novak and Warner-Smith Paper Selected for Funding by SAR

June 29, 2022

An NSF research team seminar proposal, "Excavating Bodies in the Archives: Generating New Methods and Collaborations," co-authored by Professor Shannon Novak and Alanna Warner-Smith '22 Ph.D. (Anth) has been selected for funding by the School of Advanced Research.

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PhD Candidate Matthew Greer Awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

June 29, 2022

Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Matthew Greer was awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to fund two years of research on a new project on whiteness in the Antebellum South.

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Alumnus Christopher Waters Quoted in BBC Article on Tracing Slave Names and Origins

June 29, 2022

Alumnus Christopher Waters was quoted in the BBC article, "'There's power in names': Antigua unearths lost ancestors."

Ayşe Durakoglu Wins 2022 Middle Eastern Studies Program Young Scholar Prize

June 27, 2022

Ph.D. student Ayşe Durakoglu was awarded the 2022 Middle Eastern Studies Program Young Scholar Prize for her paper, “Food, National Identity and Culinary Tourism: The Case of Go Türkiye Tourism Platform in Turkey.

Bhan Receives Lender Center Faculty Fellowship

June 27, 2022

Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology, was awarded a Lender Center Faculty Fellowship to investigate how artificial intelligence weapons systems transform war and surveillance and accentuate people’s social and political vulnerabilities to violence. 

Basketball Legend John Wallace '12 Says Tubman Field Study 'Was an Awesome Experience’

June 15, 2022

The former NBA player is among the many athletes who participated in the summer course at the Harriet Tubman Home.

‘An Incredible Endeavor’

June 15, 2022

In Harriet Tubman’s bicentennial year, alumni and faculty reflect on their role preserving her legacy and take stock of new milestones, including a national park designation, a book and the $20 bill. 

Maxwell Faculty, Graduate Students Contribute to New Social Sciences Book

June 2, 2022

Faculty members Robert Rubinstein and Sandra Lane are among the co-editors and contributors to a new social sciences book titled, “The SAGE Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine” (SAGE Publications Ltd, 2022). 

The handbook, which includes faculty and graduate student contributions, investigates the social contexts of health—including food and nutrition, race, class, ethnicity, trauma, gender, mental illness and the environment—to explain the complicated nature of illness. 

Rubinstein Piece on Onondaga County’s Lead Poisoning Crisis Published on

May 19, 2022

"$85M for aquarium better spent attacking lead poisoning," co-authored by Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Robert Rubinstein, was published on

Bhan Discusses the Himalayan Community of Brogpa in VICE Article

May 5, 2022

Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology and Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, was quoted in the VICE article, "This ‘Aryan’ Community’s ‘Exotic’ Clothes and Polyamorous Marriages Mask Other Truths."

Singleton Receives Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award

April 29, 2022

Professor Theresa Singleton received a 2022 Graduate Faculty Recognition Award.

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Maxwell Faculty, Staff and Students Honored at 2022 One University Awards Ceremony

April 27, 2022

The 2022 One University Awards were held Friday, April 22, in Hendricks Chapel. The annual event honors members of the Syracuse University community who are making a difference through academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service.

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Anthropology Student and Alumna Earn National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

April 21, 2022

The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the U.S.

Rubinstein Contributes Chapter to Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict

April 4, 2022

The chapter, "Cultural Anthropology Studies of Conflict," was co-authored by Maxwell alum Fethi Keles '08 M.A. (Anth)/'14 Ph.D. (Anth). 

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Armstrong Piece on Using Archaeology to Examine Harriet Tubman’s Life Published in Ms. Magazine

March 16, 2022

Professor Doug Armstrong's article, "Using Archaeology to Rediscover Harriet Tubman’s Life in Freedom," was published in Ms. Magazine.

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