News Archive

News Archive

Associate Professor Amah Edoh receives Baker Award for undergraduate teaching

MIT News

June 3, 2020

Amah Edoh, associate professor in anthropology, has received the Everett Moore Baker Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Post-doctoral Fellow Héctor Beltrán is interviewed for Data & Society's series, "#unsettle: Strategies for Decolonizing Tech Research"

Rigoberto Lara Guzmán and Natalie Kerby with Héctor Beltrán | Data & Society: Points

December 20, 2019

Post-doctoral Fellow Héctor Beltrán is interviewed for Data and Society's series, "#unsettle: Strategies for Decolonizing Tech Research".

Associate Professor Amy Moran-Thomas receives a Ruth A. and James Levitan Prize

December 20, 2019

Associate Professor Amy Moran-Thomas is the recipient of a 2020 James A. and Ruth Levitan Prize. The prize is awarded to instructors in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to research.

Associate Professor Amy Moran-Thomas featured on MIT News

December 20, 2019

Associate Professor Amy Moran-Thomas' research is featured on MIT News. Her research on the global diabetes epidemic is the focus of her new book, Traveling with Sugar (Univ. of CA Press).

Graham Jones' new class, "Paranormal Machines" is featured on MIT News and SHASS News

November 4, 2019

Associate Professor Graham Jones and Seth Riskin, Manager of the MIT Museum Studio and Compton Gallery, are offering a new class, Paranormal Machines: Technologies of Enchantment in Science, Art, and Culture. The class "explores the human experience of the disconcerting and the uncanny in relation to technology" and how "people and cultures build stories and beliefs around out-of-the-ordinary experiences".

Professor Heather Paxson is interviewed for the series, "Computing and AI: Humanistic Perspectives from MIT"

September 26, 2019

Professor Heather Paxson shares her thoughts on why anthropological methods are "uniquely suited for studying the effects of automation and digital technologies in social life".

Class of 2019 Anthropology major, Ankita Reddy, works on globally deployed diagnostic devices

June 11, 2019

Ankita Reddy, a graduating double major in Anthropology and Biology, will begin her post-graduation life as a researcher at the start-up E25Bio continuing the work on a globally deployed diagnostic device for mosquito-borne illnesses that she worked on as an undergraduate.

HASTS (History, Anthropology, Science, Technology & Society) Graduate Student Steven Gonzalez Researches the Cloud

June 7, 2019

HASTS graduate student Steven Gonzales uses his anthropological training to research cloud computing and communities.

Professor Susan Silbey is awarded the James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award

May 20, 2019

Professor Susan Silbey is awarded MIT's highest faculty honor

Heather Paxson spearheads historic meeting on moving Anthropology journals to an Open Access model

May 7, 2019

Professor Heather Paxson gathers stakeholders across the field of anthropology for a historic meeting to pilot a project for moving scholarly journals to Open Access.

Associate Professor Graham Jones has been named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow

March 6, 2019

Associate Professor Graham Jones has been recognized for his excellence in undergraduate teaching by being named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT's highest honor in undergraduate teaching.

Professor Susan Silbey Opens the Celebration of MIT's New Schwarzman College of Computing

March 6, 2019

Professor Susan Silbey in her role as Chair of the Faculty at MIT gave the opening remarks at the recent celebration for the opening of the new Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing.

Perspectives on the Societal Impact of Computing and AI

February 27, 2019

At the invitation of SHASS Dean Melissa Nobles, Professors Susan Silbey, Heather Paxson, and Stefan Helmreich were asked to offer their perspectives on the "societal and ethical dimensions of emerging technologies".

Professor Christine Walley on "Work, Stories, and American Identity"

October 25, 2018

As part of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Science's (SHASS) initiative on 21st Century Citizenship, several SHASS faculty have been asked to write about their research based perspectives for a series - Election Insights 2018. Professor Christine Walley writes on "Work, Stories, and American Identity".

Anthropology awarded grant from the MIT-SenseTime Alliance

September 18, 2018

The MIT-SenseTime Alliance awarded a grant to Anthropology for a project headed up by Professor Heather Paxson. The project hopes to prototype a search tool, "Relata", which will use machine-readable metadata looking for relations among literatures, authors, and publications in anthropology. The tool will be launched on the Society for Cultural Anthropology's website.

Associate Professor Graham Jones' book given an Honorable Mention

July 2, 2018

Associate Professor Graham Jones' latest book, Magic's Reason: An Anthropology of Analogy, was given an Honorable Mention by the 2016-17 Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cutural Studies committee.

Professor Stefan Helmreich is selected to be a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute

May 10, 2018

Professor Stefan Helmreich has been selected as 2018-2019 Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University. He will be working on his current manuscript which is an "ethnographic account of how scientists measure, model, and monitor ocean waves in an era of climate change".

Professor Stefan Helmreich is awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

May 10, 2018

Professor Stefan Helmreich joins a diverse group of scholars, scientists, and artists who have been acknowledged for their prior achievements and exceptional promise.

Professor Christine Walley to Serve on the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future

February 28, 2018

Professor Christine Walley has agreed to serve on the newly launched Task Force on the Future of Work which is comprised of faculty and researchers across the Institute. The mission of the Task Force is to address questions on what emerging technologies will mean for the future of work and what is the relationship between technology, work and society.

Professor Stefan Helmreich's latest fieldwork takes place on the FLIP (Floating Instrument Platform) ship

February 14, 2018

Professor Stefan Helmreich's research takes him aboard the FLIP (Floating Instrument Platform) ship to interview oceanographic scientists about contemporary wave science.