anthropology

Challenge to the Production of Indigenous Knowledge

 

The Latin American Studies Program at the University of Kentucky presents a conference by Joanne Rappaport, Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Department of Spanish and Portuguese Georgetown University entitled "Challenges to the Production of Indigenous Knowledge"

The talk will take place on Wednesday March 7th at 3:00p.m. in the Niles Gallery in the Fine Arts Library.

Joanne Rappaport received a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign in 1982. Her interests include ethnicity, historical anthropology, new social movements, literacy, race, and Andean ethnography and ethnohistory.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Caudill Little Library

UK Professor Appointed Editor of Journal in American Anthropological Association

Anthropology professor Sarah Lyon is new the new editor of the Anthropology of Work Review, a journal of the American Anthropological Association.

Dissertation Year Fellowship Award Recipient-- Allison Harnish

Allison Harnish has recieved the Dissertation Year Fellowship Award. Allison Harnish works in a frontier farming region outside one of Africa’s largest national parks, and in her dissertation she investigates how gender- and age-based differences in household labor roles prompt men, women, boys, and girls to differently experience declines in natural resources.

Donald Handshoe

Donald Handshoe, a senior and a double major in Classics and Anthropology, divides his time between his studies and his work, both of which as it turns out have to do with archaeology, his passion.

CATLATL Club at UK Goes Back 30,000 Years

A University of Kentucky club is bringing anthropology to life and giving students hands-on experience with a prehistoric weapon whose popularity peaked 30,000 years ago.

Ann Kingsolver featured in UK at the Half with Carl Nathe

Carl Nathe recently interviewed one of our own faculty members for his UK at the Half segment, which airs during each UK football game. He spoke with Ann Kingsolver, Director of the UK Appalachian Center and a professor in the Department of Anthropology, about her work in the area. Kingsolver is excited to be part of the Center and the Appalachian Studies Program and is busy exploring ways to become more involved in the community – for the university, faculty, and students. She stresses the importance of interdisciplinary work and research at the Appalachian Center in looking at complex issues throughout the region. Her hope is to build strong partnerships with local communities which would also allow students attending classes at UK to work in their local communities in the region.

A&S featured in UK at the Half for this Saturday's Game

 

Carl Nathe recently interviewed one of our own faculty members for his UK at the Half segment, which airs during each UK football game. He spoke with Ann Kingsolver, Director of the UK Appalachian Center and anthropology professor, about her work in the area. Kingsolver is excited to be part of the Center and the Appalachian Studies Program and is busy exploring ways to become more involved in the community – for the university, faculty, and students. She stresses the importance of interdisciplinary work and research at the Appalachian Center in looking at complex issues throughout the region. Her hope is to build strong partnerships with local communities which would also allow students attending classes at UK to work in their local communities in the region.

Look for the interview during the UK at the Half segment during this Saturday’s UK vs. Mississippi State football game!

Dean's Channel: Appalachia in the 21st Century

Dean Mark Kornbluh sits down with Ann Kingsolver, a professor in the Department of Anthropology and the new Director of the Appalachian Research Center and the Appalachian Studies Program. Find out about her passion for the region and how she plans to strengthen UK/Appalachia connections.

Visiting Professor Gives Youthful View of Egyptian Uprisings

UK's Department of Anthropology welcomes a renowned political reporter to campus to discuss the struggle between a confident future and controversial history for contemporary Egyptians.

Meet Mark Whitaker: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Mark Whitaker is a professor in the Department of Anthropology. For the past thirty years, Whitaker has been studying Tamil speaking people who live in east coast of Sri Lanka. In addition to his research in Sri Lanka, Whitaker also works with diasporic communities of Tamil speaking people in Toronto, Canada.

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.
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