Anthropology roundup: “Joan Rivers was not an anthropologist

When Joan Rivers passed away yesterday, the world paid far more attention than most people might have expected. A veteran of… well, pretty much everything, Rivers was someone who many more people took seriously than anyone expected. But anthropologists in particular were surprised and pleased (at least in my case) to discover that she had an undergraduate degree — and from Barnard no less, the mothership of American Cultural Anthropology. But, sadly, it is probably not true.

Ebola “Fear Mongering” Critiqued by Medical Anthropologist

Scientific American (blog)

The other is Theresa MacPhail, who has a doctorate in medicalanthropology, master’s in social science and bachelor’s in journalism. Her first book, The Viral Network: A Pathography of the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic, will be published this fall by Cornell .


Dr. Irene Diggs: An extraordinary anthropologist

Amsterdam News

In the foreword of his book “The World and Africa,” pre-eminent scholar and historian W.E.B. Du Bois wrote: “I am indebted to my assistant, Dr. Irene Diggs, for efficient help in arranging the material and reading the manuscript.” This wasn’t the first


The Private Lives of Anthropologists: A Review of Lily King’s Euphoria

Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Carole McGranahan

[This is an invited post by Paul Shankman, professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado. Paul is an anthropologist of Samoa, and author of numerous articles about Margaret Mead and the Mead-Freeman controversy including The Trashing of Margaret Mead: Anatomy of an Anthropological Controversy (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009, and reviewed here on Savage Minds).]

A review of Euphoria by Lily King. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press (2014).


Anthropology professor honored for a long life digging in Spain

UNM Newsroom

Lawrence Straus, UNM Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor ofAnthropology, has spent more than 40 years painstakingly excavating archeological sites in Spain, most recently at El Mirón cave in Santander province in northern Spain. He was honored over

Green Thumbery: Cultivating Culture
Scientific American (blog)
The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Email Print. Krystal D’Costa is an anthropologistworking in digital media in New York City. You can follow AiP on Facebook. Follow on Twitter @krystaldcosta.

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