Anthropology in the news: 21/22 academic year

How many worlds are there?  Ontology, practice, and indeterminacy, Paul Nadasdy, American Ethnologist. 48(4): 357-369.

Survivor of Chinese Concentration Camp Urges for Solidarity with Uighur Women on International Women’s Day, Cornell Daily Sun, March 8, 2022, Magnus Fiskesjö

Treaties between U.S., Cayugas still exist, Fingerlakes Times, 2/12/2022, Kurt Jordan

Student podcast explores changing face of archaeology, A&S Communications, 2/15/2022, Adam Smith , multiple graduate students

Elongated skull 'held together by metal' is proof of advanced surgery 2,000 years ago, Daily Star, 1/16/2022, Matthew Velasco

Faculty build network of community-engaged teachers, scholars, Cornell Chronicle, 1/10/2022, Kathryn March, Maia Dedrick

De-escalating Water Crisis , “Water Justice and Technology: The COVID-19 Crisis, Computational Resource Control, and Water Relief Policy,” AI Now Institute at New York University, January 10, 2022,, Co-authored by Bruno Seraphin ( PhD student) and April Anson

Professor Natasha Raheja was part of this American Institute of Indian Studies podcast about film, scholarship, and India: AIIS Filmmaker Fellows.  Raheja's key remarks are at 9:35; 19:50; 29:40; and 48:25.

PhD candidate Austin Lord was quoted in "As Its Glaciers Melt, Nepal is Forced into an Adaptation Not of its Choosing,” an article published in Mongabay about the impacts of climate change in the high Himalaya, the scalar politics of climate adaptation, and climate justice.

Nia Whitmal, a doctoral student in anthropology, was quoted in this article about the course, “Black Memory Workers and their Spatial Practices: Explorations on African American Heritage Spaces in New York City,” Students engage with NYC Black ‘memory workers’ in Mellon seminar

World court decision sets ‘new precedent’ for cultural heritage protection, A&S Communications, 12/8/2021, Lori Khatchadourian, Adam Smith

What to read in 2022? A&S faculty weigh in, Jonathan Boyarin, Adam Smith, Noah Tamarkin


Lobsters, Whales, and Traps: The Politics of Endangerment in the Gulf of Maine, Sage Journals, Sarah Besky

A 'freedom church' unearths its Underground Railroad history, Cornell Chronicle, 12/1/2021, Adam Smith, Lori Khatchadourian, Nerissa Russell, Frederic Wright Gleach, Maia Dedrick, and Sturt Manning

Community partnerships honored at 2021 TOGO awards, Cornell Chronicle, 11/23/2021

Geological Afterlives of Sand in the Taiwan Strait, Latin American Literary Review, Chencong Zhu

"Zainichi Koreans, African Americans, and the Racial Politics of Comparison" , Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race (Fall 2021), Xavier Robillard-Martel 

"Indonesia’s Cigarette Culture Wars: Contesting Tobacco Regulations in the Postcolony", Comparative Studies in Society and History, Marina Welker

Often mistaken for aliens, 7 tribes with unusual skull shapes (Indonesian), Popbela, 11/1/2021, Matthew Velasco

Vikings Were in the Americas Exactly 1,000 Years Ago, New York Times, 10/20/2021, Sturt Manning

Disability advocate Eli Clare to speak on COVID-19, Society for the Humanities, 10/22/2021, Stacey A. Langwick

Attacks upon cultural heritage are 'attacks upon a people', A&S Communications, 10/15/2021, Lori Khatchadourian, Adam Smith

Researchers Seek Artifacts Of Underground Railroad At Ithaca Church, WSKG, 10/15/2021, Gerard Aching, Adam Smith

Collaboration plants seeds for cultural, biological conservation, Cornell Chronicle, 9/30/2021, Kurt Jordan

Cornell University and St. James A.M.E. Zion Church begin underground railroad excavation, WENY, 9/20/2021, Lori Khatchadourian

Excavation begins to uncover more of Ithaca’s Underground Railroad history, Ithaca Voice, 9/21/2021, Lori Khatchadourian, Adam Smith, Gerard Aching

Caucasus Heritage Watch Sounds the Alarm on Karabakh Monuments’ Destruction, Armenian-Mirror Spectator, 9/17/2021, Lori Khatchadourian, Adam Smith

Satellite Imagery Reveals Azerbaijan’s Persistent Erasure of Armenian Heritage Sites, Hyperallergic, 8/22/2021, Lori Khatchadourian, Adam Smith

Underground Railroad: Uncovering Ithaca's Rich History, WENY, 8/12/2021, Adam Smith, Lori Khatchadourian

Hamazkayin ArtLinks 2021 fosters discussions on art, culture and identity, Armenian Weekly, 8/11/2021, Lori Khatchadourian

Researchers reveal new suicide prevention tools from survivors, Cornell Chronicle, Vilma Santiago-Irizarry, Bonnie Scarth (former Fulbright scholar in Cornell’s Department of )

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