News Archive

News Archive

Erica James featured in Harvard Gazette

October 1, 2010

Erica James spends the year as a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced study, writing an ethnographic account of the relationship between state governance and faith-based charitable organizations in Haiti.

James Howe's course featured by MIT News

April 27, 2010

Students in James Howe's course, Monitoring the Rights of Native Peoples, submit a five-page report on the Kuna people of Panama for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the United Nations' process for reviewing human rights practices around the world.

Heather Paxson's research featured in Harvard Magazine

January 1, 2010

Harvard Magazine profiles the latest research project from Heather Paxson on American artisanal cheesemaking.

Christine Walley and Chris Boebel create course in documentary filmmaking

December 1, 2009

Christine Walley and Chris Boebel have released a trailer for their new Spring 2010 course "21A.339J DV Lab: Documenting Science through Video and New Media" - see it here.

Heather Paxson receives Belasco Prize

November 1, 2009

Heather Paxson has received the 2009 Belasco Prize for Scholarly Excellence from the Association for the Study of Food and Society for "Post-Pasteurian Cultures: The Microbiopolitics of Raw-Milk Cheese in the United States," which was published in Cultural Anthropology 23(1):15-47. She is the very first recipient of this award.

Stefan Helmreich receives Levitan Prize

October 1, 2009

Stefan Helmreich has won MIT's 2009 Levitan Teaching Prize in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Susan Silbey receives Kalven Prize

September 1, 2009

Susan Silbey has been honored with the 2009 Harry J. Kalven Jr. Prize by the Law and Society Association.

Susan Silbey receives Guggenheim Fellowship

August 1, 2009

Susan Silbey has been awarded the 2008 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

Heather Paxson receives Levitan Prize and Baker Award

July 1, 2009

Heather Paxson is the 2008 recipient of Levitan Prize in the Humanities, for "Economies of Sentiment, Ecologies of Production: Crafting American Artisanal Cheese" as well as one of 2 recipients of the 2008 Everett Moore Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Doing Anthropology: Thoughts On Fieldwork From Three Research Sites (Video)

MIT Anthropology

March 10, 2008

Cultural Anthropology is a social science that explores how people understand - and act in - the world. But what, exactly, is it that Cultural Anthropologists do? How do they approach their research? In this short film, three members of MIT's Anthropology Department, Stefan Helmreich, Erica James, and Heather Paxson, talk about their current work and the process of doing fieldwork. View the video on Youtube.