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Anthropology Headlines

March 2024

For the most recent news in the department, see our department newsletters.

  • This Spring the Anthropology Graduate Student Association hosted Mythri Jagethesan as the 2024 installment of the Distingusihed Lecture Series. In Fall 2024, the department will host the third Bluegrass Annual Discussions on Anthropology and Social Sciences. This student-run conference will contain presentations, posters and a keynote address organized around the topic of decolonization.
  • Our NAGPRA efforts, led be NAGPRA coordinator Celise Fricker, have expanded with the hiring of an assistant coordinator (Marcus Rodriguez), an assistant curator (Alex Patterson), and a bioarchaeologist (Lucy Garrison). Welcome Marcus, Alex, and Lucy!
  • Thanks to funding from the Donovan Trust, we now have tables in the Atrium of Lafferty Hall and wall art in the hallways.
  • The construction of the EduceLab within the William S. Webb Museum is now complete! Anthropologists Hugo Reyes-Centeno and George Crothers serve as EduceLab co-PIs.