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  • Steven Harris named Fulbright Recipient

    Steven Harris named Fulbright Recipient Steven Harris, a 2016 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in earth sciences (College of Arts and Sciences) and anthropology (A&S and the Maxwell School) and a minor in Chinese studies and a

     

    Maxwell School announces 2021 faculty promotions

    The Syracuse University Board of Trustees has approved promotions for six faculty members at the Maxwell School. They are: Alan Allport, who was promoted to professor of history; Shana Kushner Gadarian, who was promoted to professor of political science; Dimitar Gueorguiev, who was promoted to associate professor of political science; Matt Huber, who was promoted to professor of geography and the environment; Guido Pezzarossi, who was promoted to associate professor of anthropology; and Junko Takeda, who was promoted to professor of history.

     

    Katelyn Bajorek wins William Sauer’s Prize for the 2021 Best Honors Thesis in the humanities category

    Katelyn Bajorek wins William Sauer’s Prize for the 2021 Best Honors Thesis in the humanities category  Katelyn is the the recipient of the William Sauer’s Prize for the 2021 Best Honors Thesis in the humanities category.  Her project "In the

     

    Vivian Kellar wins Outstanding Student Research Poster

    Vivian Kellar wins Outstanding Student Research PosterThe Maxwell School Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship is our annual recognition of student research achievement in the Social Sciences. This event gathers the Maxwell community together to share social science research findings across disciplines.

     

    Julissa A. Collazo Lopez received the Joan Lukas Rothenberg Graduate Student Service Award

    Julissa A. Collazo Lopez received the Joan Lukas Rothenberg Graduate Student Service Award The Joan Lukas Rothenberg Graduate Student Service Award recognizes the work of WGS CAS students who have contributed to feminist education on campus through direct service to

     

    Terese Gagnon awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Gagnon awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship  Terese Gagnon was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

     

    Maxwell faculty, staff and students honored with 2021 One University awards

    Syracuse University announced its 2021 One University Awards, honoring members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service. The ceremony was held virtually this year due to COVID-19 precautions.

     

    Meet the Scholars Coffee Hour: Dana Olesch

    Meet the Scholars Coffee Hour Dana Olesch Dana Olesch (Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology) Learn more about the work of this year's Humanities New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellows from Syracuse University Dana Olesch's project is "Community Dynamics in Contested

     

    Nimisha Thakur writes article for Sapiens magazine

    Nimisha Thakur writes article for Sapiens magazine  For decades, the Mising people, a minority group in Northeast India, have fought for tribal autonomy and cultural recognition. Today they face growing challenges to their way of life. The Struggles

     

    Agbelusi and Reid awarded Summer Dissertation Fellowship

    Agbelusi and Reid awarded Summer Dissertation Fellowship With a limited number of funding slots, both Oluseyi Agbelusi and Sean Reid, archaeological doctoral candidates, were selected  to receive the summer dissertation fellowship.

     

    Siaw Appiah-Adu awarded Lewis and Clark Fund

    Siaw Appiah Adu awarded Lewis and Clark Fund  Siaw Appiah Adu was awarded  the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research to conduct his dissertation project “The Gonja Kingdom Investigating Complexity in Northern Ghana”.

     

    Steven Harris awarded Fulbright and Outstanding TA

    Steven Harris awarded Fulbirght and Outstanding TA  Steven Harris was awarded the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship to Barbados for the academic year 2021 2022. He was also nominated and won the Outstanding TA Award.

     

    Promotion and Tenure

    Promotion and Tenure  Dr. Meredith Ellis was just awarded promotion and tenure at Florida Atlantic University, Department of Anthropology.

     

    2021 All-University Doctoral Prize

    2021 All University Doctoral PrizeDr. Lauren Hosek (University Colorado, Boulder) was just awarded Syracuse University's All university Doctoral Prize for her dissertation  Converting Bodies A Bioarchaeology of Social and Religious Change in Early Medieval Bohemia.

     

    Terese Gagnon publishes an op-ed in Al Jazeera

    Terese Gagnon publishes an op ed in Al Jazeera  Terese recently published an op ed in Al Jazeera related to her research and the coup in Myanmar. https www.aljazeera.com opinions 2021 4 10 myanmar has

     

    Aja Lans appointed a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard

    Aja Lans appointed a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard  Aja Lans, doctoral candidate, has been appointed a Postdoctoral Fellow with the The Inequality in America Initiative at Harvard. This three year position involves interdisciplinary collaborations with a network of Harvard scholars "who are working to address

     

    Kia Taylor Riccio awarded fellowship

    Kia Taylor Riccio awarded Fellowship Kia Taylor Riccio, doctoral student, for winning a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) GRFP .  This STEM GRF grant provides financial support for three years within a five year fellowship period.

     

    Three Maxwell students named 2021 Syracuse University Scholars

    Maxwell students Katelyn Bajorek, Patrick Linehan and Simran Mirchandani are among the twelve seniors that have been named as the 2021 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor the University bestows.

     

    University’s Service of Commemoration - John Burdick

    University’s Service of Commemoration On 16 March 2021 the university will be holding its annual Service of Commemoration, honoring the faculty, staff, retirees, students and trustees who passed away during the past year, on March 16 at 7 p.m.

     

    Jok weighs in on Sudan's new cabinet in the Africa Report

    Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has named a new cabinet in keeping with the Juba Agreement. "The new cabinet is definitely an attempt to rein in on the multiple challenges of insecurity in the various regions, the pressing issues of economic recovery and the restless population about reforms," says Jok Madut Jok, professor of anthropology. "It may not be a mere band-aid [solution] but it will fall quite short of the popular expectations, especially in view of the fact that the military and the entire defense system remains in the hands of the former regime’s stalwarts," he says. Read more in the Africa Report article, "Sudan: Is the new cabinet a step forward or hollow promises?"

     

    Stephen Christopher receives a prestigious fellowship

    The CCBS welcomes a new member of the team Stephen Christopher – Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies We are very happy to announce that Stephen has received the prestigious Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship in Horizon 2020

     

    Challenges to Citizenship Series: Racism in Latin America: A Symposium Honoring Dr. John Samuel Burdick

    Challenges to Citizenship Series Racism in Latin America A Symposium Honoring Dr. John Samuel Burdick Register Now

     

    Jok artical in Nation about Race for Covid-19

    Race for Covid 19 vaccine Does Africa have skin in the game?As Covid 19 rips through the United States of America, where new case numbers and death toll have been at 150 thousand and 1,500 a day respectively since

     

    DeCorse talks to the Sunday Times about Sierra Leone's Bunce Island

    "Bunce is remarkable in a variety of ways," explains Christopher DeCorse, professor of anthropology, who has been studying the island since 1978. "In its connections in the early Atlantic world but also from an archaeological standpoint, it’s unique." DeCorse believes the fort was just years from disappearing. "The ruins have been mouldering quietly. But in the past decade, the tempo of collapse has accelerated." DeCorse was interviewed for the Sunday Times article, "Saved for history, the British island fort that sent 50,000 slaves to a life of misery."

     

    Terese Gagnon won the Christine Wilson Graduate Student Paper Award

    Christine Wilson Graduate Student Paper Award Terese Gagnon, Anthropology doctoral candidate, was the recipient of the Christine Wilson Graduate Student Paper Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN). This award was for her paper “‘There are No Seeds Here’

     

    Archaeology at the Movies!!

    The Department of Anthropology invites you to Archaeology at the Movies Thursday nights 8 30 – 11 00 pm Grant Auditorium  Bored? Need to get out of the house?  The Department of Anthropology will be

     

    Dana Olesch begins Humanities Student Fellowship

    Humanities Students Begin Fellowships Dana Olesch (PhD student in Anthropology) begins her Humanities Student Fellowship for 2020 21. Read the story at http humcenter.syr.edu public humanities fellows.html .

     

    Professor John Burdick remembered for his teaching and advocacy

    Throughout his life, and particularly in his work as a cultural anthropologist, John Burdick was a strong advocate for peace, social justice and social change. As a professor of anthropology for nearly 30 years, Burdick deeply engaged his students in working toward the betterment of communities and neighborhoods, from the west side of Syracuse to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In all of his work he led by example—listening deeply and living his values. Burdick died July 4 of cancer at age 61. He leaves a strong legacy of teaching and research at Syracuse University, of social change in the Syracuse community and of social justice in South America.

     

    Bhan comments on Ayodhya, Kashmir in Deccan Herald article

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently laid the foundation for a temple at a flashpoint holy site, Ayodhya, exactly a year after imposing direct rule on Muslim-majority Kashmir, stoking fears that Modi wants to change Muslim-majority Kashmir's demographic and religious makeup along the lines of Israel's actions in the West Bank. "What I see unfolding is a Hindu settler colonial project in the making," says Mona Bhan, Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies. Read more in the Deccan Herald article "Ayodhya, Kashmir: Twin triumphs for Modi and Hindu nationalists?"

     

    PhD candidate Sean Reid publishes article

    PhD candidate Sean Reid publishes article  Sean Reid's latest publication Forests of History Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeological Survey in Southern Ghana. African Archaeological Review https doi.org 10.1007 s10437 020 09393 8 https link.springer.com epdf 10.1007 s10437 020 09393

     

    Three members of Maxwell School faculty earn promotion

    At their year-end meeting in early May, the Syracuse University Board of Trustees approved promotions for three Maxwell School members. One, sociologist Scott Landes, was granted tenure while being promoted to associate professor. Both Shannon Novak and A. Peter Castro were promoted to the rank of professor.

     

    Bhan discusses the new domicile law for Kashmir with Al Jazeera

    Mona Bhan, Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, was a guest on Al Jazeera's The Stream for the segment "What does the domicile law mean for Kashmir?" Bhan discusses the new rules that allow Indian citizens who have lived in Jammu and Kashmir for 15 years to claim a "domicile certificate" for residency benefits, as well as those who have studied there for seven years, and what they mean for Kashmiris.

     

    Jok discusses working, parenting during the pandemic in Daily Nation

    Professor Jok Madut Jok explores the challenges of juggling work and childcare in Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic in his article "My PhD didn't prepare me for work and childcare the Covid-19 style," published in Daily Nation. "Even among people with decent income levels, the pandemic has diminished many of the support systems that Africans usually rely on to manage raising children while working," writes Jok.

     

    Graduate students from A&S and Maxwell to develop and implement public humanities projects

    Cultivating Public Knowledge and Community Well Being College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse UniversityGraduate students from A&S and Maxwell use Humanities New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellowships to develop and implement public humanities projects. https

     

    Sanchez accepts position as Visiting Assistant Professor

    Shaundel Sanchez accepts position as Visiting Assistant ProfessorShaundel Sanchez was honored by being selected as the Graduate School Marshall for 2020. She also accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Washington and Lee University's Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of

     

    Jok discusses South Sudan's COVID-19 response in Daily Nation

    "Up to this point, the country’s reaction to the pandemic has been a mixed bag of late response by the political leadership, despite early warnings by public health specialists; skepticism about the virulence of the disease, both at the level of some government officials and ordinary people, and disinformation," writes Jok Madut Jok. His article "South Sudan Covid-19 response: Skeptical, defiant and clumsy," was published in Daily Nation.

     

    Castro named McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence

    A. Peter Castro, professor of anthropology, has been named a Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence. The McClure Professorship is awarded to members of the Maxwell faculty in recognition of their dedication to teaching lower-division, interdisciplinary courses for undergraduates.

     

    Maxwell faculty and students honored with 2020 One University awards

    Syracuse University announced its 2020 One University Awards, honoring members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service. The annual ceremony was scheduled to take place on April 17 in Hendricks Chapel, but was canceled due to COVID-19 guidelines.

     

    Azra Hromadžić wins Humanities Center Fellow

    Azra Hromadžić wins Humanities Center Fellow Azra Hromadžić (Associate Professor, Anthropology) won for "We will not give up Una " Riverine Citizenship and the City in Love with the River in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

     

    Dana Olesch wins Humanities Fellowship

    Public Humanities Graduate Fellowship 2020 2021 goes to Dana OleschDana Olesch (PhD Candidate Anthropology) won the fellowship for Community Dynamics in Contested Spaces Documenting the Legacies of the Fifteenth Ward in Syracuse, New York.

     

    Jok discusses Africa's health systems, coronavirus in Daily Nation

    While many developed countries have been trying to reduce the number and rate of [COVID-19] infections so as to prevent their health care system from being overrun, African countries have no health systems to protect, says Jok Madut Jok. In his article, "Will African governments invest more in healthcare after Covid-19?," published in Daily Nation, Jok explores the challenges facing health care systems in Africa.

     

    Maxwell students receive Fulbright teaching and research grants

    Three Maxwell students will make impacts around the globe as 2020-21 recipients of awards through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Five Maxwell students were also chosen as alternates. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds a number of different awards that include English teaching assistantships (ETA) and study/research grants in over 140 countries.

     

    Jok discusses Africa's low COVID-19 case numbers in Daily Nation

    "How true is it, though, that the numbers are indeed low? Many public health experts from outside Africa and skeptics from within some African countries have suggested that the only explanation for these low infection rates is that Africans are not being tested enough," writes Jok Madut Jok. His article, "Too early to celebrate Africa’s low Covid-19 case numbers," was published in Daily Nation.

     

    2020 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award

    2020 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award Hans Buechler has received the 2020 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award, and rightfully so. Hans has been a professor in Anthropology here at Syracuse University for over 50 years. He

     

    Jok article on Africa's COVID-19 response published in Daily Nation

    "Borrowing ideas and taking lessons from other countries is all very important and inescapable," writes Professor Jok Madut Jok. "African countries have shown that social context in a given country can impede a health intervention that is effective elsewhere." Jok's article, "Covid-19: How a microbe has unmasked Africa’s bankruptcy of governance," was published in Daily Nation.

     

    Matt Greer received two dissertation fellowships

    Matthew Greer received two fellowshipsMatt Greer, PhD candidate, received two dissertation fellowships   Andrew Mellow ACLS  and  the Carter Woodson Center Fellowship in African and African American Studies, University of Virginia. He declined the one year Mellon ACLS fellowship in favor of the

     

    Maria Fernanda Boza has been named a Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow

    Maria Fernanda Boza has been named a Post Doctoral Curatorial Fellow Maria Fernanda Boza who completed her doctorate last Spring  Mafe has been named a Post Doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the MARKK (Museum am Rothenbaum, Kulturen und Künste der Welt) in

     

    Jok weighs in on the AU's Silencing the Guns agenda in Daily Nation

    "The massive amount of gun violence that continues to occur in this part of Africa despite the efforts to control it and the many previous and on-going unsuccessful attempts by national governments and regional organisations to stem the tide of gun violence have fallen short of their promise," writes Professor Jok Madut Jok. His article, "How can AU 'Silencing the Guns' agenda respond to state failure to curb violence?," was published in Daily Nation.

     

    Alanna Warner-Smith wins 2020-2021 Paloheimo Resident Scholar

    Warner Smith wins 2020 2021 Paloheimo Resident Scholar Alanna was selected for the 2020 2021 Paloheimo Resident Scholar at the School for Advanced Research (SAR). The fellowship will support a nine month residency in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to complete her dissertation.

     

    Jok discusses South Sudan's latest peace deal with Al Jazeera

    Jok Madut Jok, professor of anthropology, weighs in on South Sudan's latest peace deal on Al Jazeera's "Inside Story" and in his article, "A band aid approach to peace will not save South Sudan," published in Daily Nation.

     
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