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    UVM Anthropology Fulbright Scholars Deborah Blom and Jeanne Shea, Seek Knowledge Around the World- this prestigious award launches new research, cross-cultural and informal diplomacy, & friendship. Jeanne Shea thinks Taiwan has some things to teach Vermont about caring for old people—and vice versa. At the Institute of Gerontology, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, Taiwan, Shea will conduct research on Taiwan’s social policies for the elderly and their caregivers. Archeologist Deborah Blom has active research at Tiwanaku, Bolivia with Bolivian scholars, and local stakeholders for 25+ yrs. Blom says, “archeology for me is not just about digging. It's about working with multitudes of individuals, with diverse perspectives, to learn about the past together.” Recognizing the complexity, pain, and ambiguity of many anthropological questions is not a barrier to insight for her, but rather is the necessary starting point for authentic and mutual discoveries.
    UVM Anthropology Fulbright Scholars Deborah Blom and Jeanne Shea, Seek Knowledge Around the World- this prestigious award launches new research, cross-cultural and informal diplomacy, & friendship. Jeanne Shea thinks Taiwan has some things to teach Vermont about caring for old people—and vice versa. At the Institute of Gerontology, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, Taiwan, Shea will conduct research on Taiwan’s social policies for the elderly and their caregivers. Archeologist Deborah Blom has active research at Tiwanaku, Bolivia with Bolivian scholars, and local stakeholders for 25+ yrs. Blom says, “archeology for me is not just about digging. It's about working with multitudes of individuals, with diverse perspectives, to learn about the past together.” Recognizing the complexity, pain, and ambiguity of many anthropological questions is not a barrier to insight for her, but rather is the necessary starting point for authentic and mutual discoveries.
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    Vermont Reads 2022: The Most Costly Journey (El Viaje Más Caro), Much work on Vermont dairy farms is done by people from Latin America who milk cows and tend calves. The VT Reads 2022 choice, The Most Costly Journey tells stories of 19 workers in their own words. Illustrated by New England cartoonists the idea began at The Open Door Clinic/Middlebury. Half the clinic’s patients are agricultural immigrant workers who stay close to the farms for fear of deportation & lack of transportation. Nurse Julia Doucet imagined Spanish-language comics that are enjoyed by people of all ages and literacy levels in Latin America. Julia, staff & volunteers, UVM Dept of Anthropology faculty and UVM Extension’s Bridges to Health Program collected the workers stories. Vermont Folklife Center connected cartoonists including - Tillie Walden, Glynnis Fawkes, and Marek Bennett and UVM Humanities Center and VT Community Foundation funded English translations with a foreword by VT novelist Julia Alvarez.
    Vermont Reads 2022: The Most Costly Journey (El Viaje Más Caro), Much work on Vermont dairy farms is done by people from Latin America who milk cows and tend calves. The VT Reads 2022 choice, The Most Costly Journey tells stories of 19 workers in their own words. Illustrated by New England cartoonists the idea began at The Open Door Clinic/Middlebury. Half the clinic’s patients are agricultural immigrant workers who stay close to the farms for fear of deportation & lack of transportation. Nurse Julia Doucet imagined Spanish-language comics that are enjoyed by people of all ages and literacy levels in Latin America. Julia, staff & volunteers, UVM Dept of Anthropology faculty and UVM Extension’s Bridges to Health Program collected the workers stories. Vermont Folklife Center connected cartoonists including - Tillie Walden, Glynnis Fawkes, and Marek Bennett and UVM Humanities Center and VT Community Foundation funded English translations with a foreword by VT novelist Julia Alvarez.
    Posted2 days AGO
    With Fulbright Awards, Faculty Seek New Knowledge Around the World - UVM archeologist and professor of anthropology Deborah Blom is an active researcher at Tiwanaku, undertaking laboratory work and excavations in collaboration with Bolivian scholars, leaders, and other local stakeholders over the past 25 years. Through a Fulbright US Scholars award, Blom will return to Tiwanaku three times over the next three years, starting with a trip this fall.
    With Fulbright Awards, Faculty Seek New Knowledge Around the World - UVM archeologist and professor of anthropology Deborah Blom is an active researcher at Tiwanaku, undertaking laboratory work and excavations in collaboration with Bolivian scholars, leaders, and other local stakeholders over the past 25 years. Through a Fulbright US Scholars award, Blom will return to Tiwanaku three times over the next three years, starting with a trip this fall.
    Posted11 days AGO
    We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jacob Skousen to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Dr. Skousen is a North American archaeologist who works primarily in Illinois. His research focuses on understanding the role of pilgrimage and other forms of human travel in the creation of cities, religion, place, identity, and memory. He is also interested in social identities, how they are created, and their impact on past and present groups. Geographically, his research is on the precontact period, with an emphasis on the ancient city of Cahokia.
    We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jacob Skousen to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Dr. Skousen is a North American archaeologist who works primarily in Illinois. His research focuses on understanding the role of pilgrimage and other forms of human travel in the creation of cities, religion, place, identity, and memory. He is also interested in social identities, how they are created, and their impact on past and present groups. Geographically, his research is on the precontact period, with an emphasis on the ancient city of Cahokia.
    PostedThursday, June 30, 2022 at 3:15 PM
    Congratulations to Annika Doneghy who has been awarded a Frederic Bastiat Fellowship to study political economy and policy at Mercatus Center of George Mason University as part of the 2022-2023 cohort.
    Congratulations to Annika Doneghy who has been awarded a Frederic Bastiat Fellowship to study political economy and policy at Mercatus Center of George Mason University as part of the 2022-2023 cohort.
    PostedThursday, June 30, 2022 at 3:13 PM
    Congratulations to Alisha Giri who received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant to conduct her research "Livelihood strategies among transnational migrant laborers returning to Nepal."
    Congratulations to Alisha Giri who received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant to conduct her research "Livelihood strategies among transnational migrant laborers returning to Nepal."
    PostedFriday, June 10, 2022 at 1:19 PM
    Lynne Milgram and I were Interviewed on the podcast Mergers & Acquisitions: exchanges in and beyond economic anthropology, “Exploring Social Entrepreneurship Across Geographical Spaces: A Conversation with Walter Little & Lynne Milgram” (https://podcast.econanthro.org/2021/09/09/exploring-social-entrepreneurship-across-geographical-spaces-a-conversation-with-walter-little-lynne-milgram/). Aired on Sept 9, 2021.
    Lynne Milgram and I were Interviewed on the podcast Mergers & Acquisitions: exchanges in and beyond economic anthropology, “Exploring Social Entrepreneurship Across Geographical Spaces: A Conversation with Walter Little & Lynne Milgram” (https://podcast.econanthro.org/2021/09/09/exploring-social-entrepreneurship-across-geographical-spaces-a-conversation-with-walter-little-lynne-milgram/). Aired on Sept 9, 2021.
    PostedMonday, May 16, 2022 at 3:41 PM
    Chairs and department leaders in anthropology and related disciplines are invited to the 2022 Department Leaders Summer Institute taking place June 22-24 at Georgetown University. The theme for this year’s institute is, “Anthropologically Informed Leadership for Equity and Accessibility,” reflecting the particular insights that our discipline gives us for supporting DEI work, as well as the necessity of creating policies and workplace cultures that support these values. Attendees will participate in workshops, panel discussions, and a variety of networking events. Registration is $100, or complimentary for AAA Department Services Program (DSP) partners. Learn more and register today. http://ow.ly/Gxjj50IY1EA
    Chairs and department leaders in anthropology and related disciplines are invited to the 2022 Department Leaders Summer Institute taking place June 22-24 at Georgetown University. The theme for this year’s institute is, “Anthropologically Informed Leadership for Equity and Accessibility,” reflecting the particular insights that our discipline gives us for supporting DEI work, as well as the necessity of creating policies and workplace cultures that support these values. Attendees will participate in workshops, panel discussions, and a variety of networking events. Registration is $100, or complimentary for AAA Department Services Program (DSP) partners. Learn more and register today. http://ow.ly/Gxjj50IY1EA
    PostedTuesday, March 29, 2022 at 10:05 AM
    Our Graduate School Fair is going virtual on Thursday, April 14. The half-day event will allow prospective graduate students to learn more about the graduate school application process and options for next steps. Attendees can tour the virtual exhibit hall and chat with representatives from MA and PhD #anthropology programs from across the county. We’re also hosting three panel discussions starting at 1 p.m. ET. Registration is FREE for AAA members; students and un/underemployed can attend for $10. Everyone can attend the exhibit hall and mixer for FREE but registration is required. Learn more and register today! https://www.americananthro.org/gradfair
    Our Graduate School Fair is going virtual on Thursday, April 14. The half-day event will allow prospective graduate students to learn more about the graduate school application process and options for next steps. Attendees can tour the virtual exhibit hall and chat with representatives from MA and PhD #anthropology programs from across the county. We’re also hosting three panel discussions starting at 1 p.m. ET. Registration is FREE for AAA members; students and un/underemployed can attend for $10. Everyone can attend the exhibit hall and mixer for FREE but registration is required. Learn more and register today! https://www.americananthro.org/gradfair