Anthropology October News Roundup

Nayantara Arora
Nayantara Arora

Congratulations to Nayantara Arora who was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, one of only 32 students nationally to win this year. Nayantara is a member of the Snodgrass Global Health Biomarker Lab —and recently presented a paper at AABA on collaborative research as part of the Tunisian Health Examination Survey. After graduation, Nayantara will be attending Oxford to pursue an M.Sc. in Modelling for Global Health and an M.Sc. in International Health and Tropical Medicine.

castoffs of capital book cover

Professor Lamia Karim has received an honorable mention for the Gregory Bateson Book Prize for her work, "Castoffs of Capital: Work and Love among Garment Workers in Bangladesh. The book prize is awarded by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA), the largest section of the American Anthropological Association.

Malvya Chintakindi presented her research on Dalit Women and Informal Labor at the Annual South Asian Studies Conference, University of Madison, Wisconsin, Oct. 18, 2023

Sofia Vicente-Vidal gave a talk (“Find Yourself in Tulum: Maya Labor, Tourism, Development & Soul-Searching in the Mexican Caribbean”) on Nov. 9 as part of the CLLAS Research Series.

Congratulations to Precious Adejumobi was awarded two travel fellowships to attend the AAA meetings in Toronto: the Zora Neale Hurston Student Travel Award and the General Anthropology Division Travel Award

Yuda Rasyadian was selected to be a PoLAR Digital Editorial Fellow by the journal, Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR) to curate a series on interdisciplinary perspectives and analysis of indigeneity and global development regimes in the Global South. The series calls upon scholars, educators, and activists to reflect on the many ways Indigenous people engage in alternative politics of development including the applied literacy movement; incorporation of laws or judicialized political struggle; local Indigenous governmental strategies, economics and healthcare; and other alternative approaches to dealing with global development.