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Maxwell Faculty and Students To Be Honored at 2023 One University Awards

The One University Awards Ceremony, an annual event to honor members of the Syracuse University community who are making a difference through academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service, will be held Friday, April 21.

April 19, 2023

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German Brass for Benin Bronzes: Geochemical Analysis Insights Into the Early Atlantic Trade

Tobias B. Skowronek , Christopher R. DeCorse, Rolf Denk, Stefan D. Birr, Sean Kingsley, Gregory D. Cook, Ana María Benito Dominguez, Brandon Clifford, Andrew Barker, José Suárez Otero, Vicente Caramés Moreira, Michael Bode, Moritz Jansen, Daniel Scholes
"German brass for Benin Bronzes: Geochemical analysis insights into the early Atlantic trade," co-authored by Professor and Chair of Anthropology Chris DeCorse, was published in PLOS ONE.
April 6, 2023

PhD Student Odlanyer Hernandez de Lara Concludes Second Archaeological Stage in Peñas Altas Battery

The areas of the old Battery of Peñas Altas, fortification of the Matanzas bay built in 1821 to complete the defensive system of the city, received for the second time archaeologists and speleologists from Matanzas under the guidance of Odlanyer Hernández de Lara, Ph.D. student in anthropology.

April 5, 2023

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Art Museum Faculty Fellow Heather Law Pezzarossi Weaves Indigenous Baskets Into Lesson Plan

The assistant professor of anthropology has provided her students with a unique research opportunity. 

April 4, 2023

Hromadžić Featured in Al Jazeera Article on the Balkans and the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

"People in the Balkans are trapped in ethnic grids, in a monstrous bureaucracy that doesn't work, brought to a 'status quo' that is paralyzing," says Azra Hromadžić, associate professor of anthropology. 

January 20, 2023

Maxwell Students, Faculty Among SOURCE and Honors Grant Recipients

Eleven Maxwell School students have been awarded grants from the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (SOURCE) and the Renée Crown University Honors Program. The awards provide up to $7,500 in support for original undergraduate research projects.

January 13, 2023

Space, Place, and the Landscapes of Slavery

Christopher DeCorse

Published by Cultural Dynamics, Christopher DeCorse, professor and chair of anthropology, reviews "Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery: A Visual History of the Plantation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World," where the authors examine the economic and political restructuring of 19th century slavery through contemporary paintings, plans and images.

January 6, 2023

Revisiting The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti: Some Reflections

A. Peter Castro

A. Peter Castro, professor of anthropology authored a chapter, "Revisiting The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti: Some Reflections," in Ndirangu Wachanga's, "Micere Githae Mugo: Making Life Sing in Pursuit of Utu" (Ibadan: Bookcraft, 2022), pp. 336-343.

December 20, 2022

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Brass Working and Mforowa Manufacture Among the Akan of Coastal Ghana During the 17th–20th Centuries

Christopher DeCorse

"Brass Working and Mforowa Manufacture Among the Akan of Coastal Ghana During the 17th–20th Centuries," authored by Professor of Anthropology Christopher DeCorse, was published in Afrique Archeologie Arts.

November 23, 2022

“As if I Were an Illegal”: Racial Passing in Immigrant Russia

Lauren Woodard

"'As if I Were an Illegal': Racial Passing in Immigrant Russia," authored by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Lauren Woodard, was published in Cultural Anthropology.

November 23, 2022

See related: Civil Rights, Migration, Russia

Catching Air: Risk and Embodied Ocean Health among Dominican Diver Fishermen

Kyrstin Mallon Andrews

"Catching Air: Risk and Embodied Ocean Health among Dominican Diver Fishermen," authored by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, was published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

November 23, 2022

Global post-medieval/historical archaeology: Cuba and Puerto Rico

Sarah Newstead, Eric Tourigny, Odlanyer Hernández de Lara, Paola A. Schiappacasse

"Global post-medieval/historical archaeology: Cuba and Puerto Rico," co-authored by Ph.D. student Odlanyer Hernández de Lara, was published in Post-Medieval Archaeology.

October 20, 2022

Bhan Documents Growing Critical Kashmir Studies Scholarship in New Book

Mona Bhan, Haley Duschinski, Deepti Misri

This handbook, co-edited by Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology and Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, politicizes discourses of nationalism, patriotism, democracy, and liberalism, and it questions how these dominant globalist imaginaries and discourses serve institutionalized power, create hegemony, and normalize domination.

October 7, 2022

See related: Religion, South Asia

Research by Rubinstein, Lane on Lead Poisoning and Community Violence Featured on CNY Central

Research on the relationship between lead poisoning and community violence by Robert Rubinstein, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, and Sandra Lane, professor of anthropology by courtesy appointment, was featured on the CNY Central segment, "Could Syracuse's lead paint problem be causing more youth violence? Researchers think so."

September 16, 2022

Maxwell School Welcomes New Faculty, Department Chairs for 2022-23

The Maxwell School welcomes several new faculty members and announces the appointment of three department chairs.

August 23, 2022

Trajectories of Refugee Adaptation: Insights from the Case of Bosnians in the United States

Fethi Keles

"Trajectories of Refugee Adaptation: Insights from the Case of Bosnians in the United States," authored by Fethi Keles '08 M.A. (Anth)/'14 Ph.D. (Anth), was published in the book "Refugee Resettlement in the United States: Loss, Transition, and Resilience in a Post-9/11 World."

August 23, 2022

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New Montonna Professor Named at Maxwell School

Azra Hromadžić, associate professor of anthropology, was recently awarded the Dr. Ralph E. Montonna Endowed Professorship for the Teaching and Education of Undergraduates. She will hold the professorship for the 2022-23 academic year. 

July 13, 2022

Novak and Warner-Smith Paper Selected for Funding by SAR

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.

June 29, 2022

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PhD Candidate Matthew Greer Awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

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.

June 29, 2022

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

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

June 29, 2022

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