Anthropology Department at Queens College, CUNY

Anthropology Department at Queens College, CUNY

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Elisha Valleley will be talking to Anthro Society this week about her work mapping historical cemeteries. Here she is pictured at Cove Burying Ground in Eastham, MA.
Feel free to join us this Wednesday!
Today is the Jewish holiday of Purim, and it is customary to dress up. My father and I coordinated our costumes.
Who can relate? 😄
This should be an good lecture and for students this is a good networking opportunity especially if you're interested in Caribbean-based research.

Maria A. Nieves-Colón & Hannes Schroeder
"Ancient DNA, Pre-contact Caribbean Communities, and the Legacies of the Caribbean Taino"

Friday, April 3rd, 5:00 - 6:30pm
CUNY Advances Research Center Lecture Hall
85 St Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10031
The QC Anthro Society had a great time at Club Day today recruiting 30+ new members!
The QC Anthro Society had a great time today at the American Museum of Natural History!Thank you Anna Semon in NAARCH for the amazing backstage tour of the Anthropology Department.
Here’s to many more fun trips together!
Snacks will be served! 🍫🍿
Come to our first of what we hope will be a series of talks related to cultural or religious events happening throughout the semester!
Thanks to all those who stopped by our table at Club Day today! QC Anthro Society is taking off!
**Reminder**
Please join the Anthro Society for an end-of-semester gathering on Monday, May 13th during Free Hour in PH 311. Kosher pizza and cookies will be served while supplies last. See you there!
**Tomorrow!**

The Anthropology Department at Queens College aims to give students a knowledge of human origins and development, and the varieties of human cultures.

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Courses 10/25/2021

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It's that time of year again: PRE-REGISTRATION!

If you want to get into a class that counts towards your ANTH major or minor, are hoping to declare an ANTH major, minor OR one of our NEW specialized minor tracks, then consider signing up to talk with a faculty member THIS week! Details below:

Pre-Registration for Winter, Spring, and Summer 2022 is now open for majors and minors! To request a pre-registration appointment with a faculty advisor, fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/4xCMHpNYhthv7aNC8

We can also pre-register you if you are planning to declare a major or minor in Anthropology. The requirements for majors and minors can be found here: http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/ANTHRO/Web_Pages/Major%20&%20Minor.html

And please also check out our new specialized minors here: http://qcanthropologywelcome.weebly.com/specialized-minors.html

Winter, Spring, and Summer 2022 near-final course lists are available on our Courses page: https://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/ANTHRO/Web_Pages/Courses.html

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DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, QUEENS COLLEGE 08/25/2021

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, QUEENS COLLEGE

Happy First Day of Classes!

If you missed Welcome Day but are curious about what it means to become a major or minor in Anthropology, check out our Welcome Day website, with streamlined information about our major/minor.

Here, you'll also find links to learn more about each subdiscipline, and our exciting new Minor Specializations including our Human Ecology, Health and Culture, Power and Inequality and Heritage and Memory minors.

http://qcanthropologywelcome.weebly.com/

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, QUEENS COLLEGE

Photos from Anthropology Department at Queens College, CUNY's post 08/24/2021

Welcome Day on the QC quad! Come check out the Anthropology table and learn more about what it means to be a major or minor!

08/19/2021

As an Anthropology major at Queens College (Barbara Bleiweis) I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Edward Hansen from his friend and colleague Professor Ronald Waterbury on August 14, 2021. Ed Hansen was not only one of my anthropology professors during the late 60's and early 70's at Queens College, but he was a dear friend during that period of my academic life. Ed Hansen left an indelible mark on the Anthropology Department at Queens College, teaching his students about the socio-cultural aspects of Latin American society with an emphasis on the politics of under development in Latin America. He published articles on the subject, and coauthored a book with fellow anthropologist Eric Wolf titled " The Human Condition In Latin America". I had the privilege of working on this project as a research assistant gathering pertinent information for the book. I will always be grateful to Ed Hansen for giving me the opportunity to be part of this project, if only in some small way. Ed Hansen taught me a great deal about Latin America, but more importantly as a friend he encouraged me to be the best I could be in any and all endeavors I chose to pursue in the future. I will truly miss his sage advice, but mostly I will miss the friendship I cultivated with him back in college.

As an Anthropology major at Queens College (Barbara Bleiweis) I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Edward Hansen from his friend and colleague Professor Ronald Waterbury on August 14, 2021. Ed Hansen was not only one of my anthropology professors during the late 60's and early 70's at Queens College, but he was a dear friend during that period of my academic life. Ed Hansen left an indelible mark on the Anthropology Department at Queens College, teaching his students about the socio-cultural aspects of Latin American society with an emphasis on the politics of under development in Latin America. He published articles on the subject, and coauthored a book with fellow anthropologist Eric Wolf titled " The Human Condition In Latin America". I had the privilege of working on this project as a research assistant gathering pertinent information for the book. I will always be grateful to Ed Hansen for giving me the opportunity to be part of this project, if only in some small way. Ed Hansen taught me a great deal about Latin America, but more importantly as a friend he encouraged me to be the best I could be in any and all endeavors I chose to pursue in the future. I will truly miss his sage advice, but mostly I will miss the friendship I cultivated with him back in college.

08/19/2021

Exciting Class Alert! ANTH 272: The Human Skeleton is being offered this Fall with Ryan Shinn (T & Th 5-6:15pm). This is a primarily hands-on (i.e., in person course) so that you can maximize your experience learning about the human skeleton. It's a fantastic class with a great instructor so enroll today!

Exciting Class Alert! ANTH 272: The Human Skeleton is being offered this Fall with Ryan Shinn (T & Th 5-6:15pm). This is a primarily hands-on (i.e., in person course) so that you can maximize your experience learning about the human skeleton. It's a fantastic class with a great instructor so enroll today!

[08/18/21]   It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of our retired faculty member, Edward Hansen.

08/11/2021

We just heard that the Department of Anthropology’s Chihiro Shibata has been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by Adjunct Faculty in the School of Social Sciences! This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the classroom. It will be presented at President Wu’s State of the College address in October. Congratulations Chihiro!

We just heard that the Department of Anthropology’s Chihiro Shibata has been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by Adjunct Faculty in the School of Social Sciences! This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the classroom. It will be presented at President Wu’s State of the College address in October. Congratulations Chihiro!

Photos from Anthropology Department at Queens College, CUNY's post 08/06/2021

Dr. Megan Victor was recently interviewed about her archaeogaming research and this interview will be used as the opening remarks for this year’s Archaeogaming Conference (ArGaCon). The conference itself takes place this weekend and features a combination of pre-recorded and live presentations on Friday and Saturday (line up details in attached images!)


To check out the conference, click below:

www.twitch.tv/archaeogaming_con

08/04/2021

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🚨 Important information from The City University of New York regarding vaccines: The deadline for students to upload their vaccination information has been extended to Sept. 14 in order to give them more time to be fully vaccinated and upload their information through CUNYfirst. Read our student vaccination policy FAQ ➡ cuny.edu/vaxfaq

⏰ Vaccination deadlines for students:

🗓️ August 3: First dose of Moderna
🗓️ August 10: First dose of Pfizer
🗓️ August 31: Single dose of Johnson & Johnson

To find a vaccine site near you: vaccinefinder.nyc.gov

#vaxupcuny

NAARCH Internship Announcement 2021.pdf 07/19/2021

NAARCH Internship Announcement 2021.pdf

Internship in Archaeology Alert: Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2021 session with the North American Archaeology Lab at AMNH. There are a variety of start and end dates depending on the format of the internship (hybrid, in-person, or remote). Applications will be accepted through August 4, 2021.

For more information and the application form, access the document here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EGVvvlfr-7azt6l6TSGVS5YO11367dgn/view?usp=sharing

You may also access the application and information on this and other AMNH internship opportunities here:
https://www.amnh.org/research/anthropology/fellowships-internships/internship-program

NAARCH Internship Announcement 2021.pdf

When Two Worlds Collide: Archaeology and Video Games - Ritual Motion 06/25/2021

When Two Worlds Collide: Archaeology and Video Games - Ritual Motion

Professor Megan Victor will be interviewed by Ritual Motion about her research on archaeogaming. To watch the LIVE interview, click the link, make a free account and jump into the digital auditorium on Wednesday, June 30th at 8PM. Q & A to follow.

https://ritualmotion.com/rmguild/sessions/archeology-and-video-games/

When Two Worlds Collide: Archaeology and Video Games - Ritual Motion Host Megan Victor Dr. Megan Rhodes Victor (PhD William & Mary) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Queens College, CUNY (NYC). As an archaeologist, her research examines the physical remains of everyday interactions. She explores this through examinations of 18th and 19th....

The Tyranny Of Time | NOEMA 06/04/2021

The Tyranny Of Time | NOEMA

Professor Birth is quoted in this online magazine story about time. https://www.noemamag.com/the-tyranny-of-time/

The Tyranny Of Time | NOEMA The clock is a useful social tool, but it is also deeply political: It benefits some, marginalizes others and blinds us from a true understanding of our own bodies and the world around us.

Halliburton - AIDS and COVID Patents.pdf 05/28/2021

Halliburton - AIDS and COVID Patents.pdf

Dr. Murphy Halliburton recently wrote an editorial piece on COVID vaccine patents and the Indian pharmaceutical industry, just published in The Hindu (one of the largest newspapers in India). To access the article click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rxI6Cn1KzC18HMAA4GgDDdlLtCR7cnUd/view?usp=sharing

Halliburton - AIDS and COVID Patents.pdf

Kiara IMG 0541 05/25/2021

Kiara IMG 0541

Just for fun: QC has some incredibly talented students! Watch Kiara Stefandel, an ANTH 102 student, sing her extra credit submission combining her interest in music business & anthropology. You won't regret watching it! #QC #qcsgottalent *posted with permission from Kiara*

https://youtu.be/nqmPC_40yCM

Kiara IMG 0541 Extra Credit Submission - posted with permission

Medical Racism from 1619 to the Present: History Matters | Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University 04/29/2021

Medical Racism from 1619 to the Present: History Matters | Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

Lecture of Interest: A live zoom lecture entitled "Medical Racism from 1619 to the Present: History Matters" hosted by the Harvard Radcliffe Institute promises an engaging and salient discussion on the history of systemic racism and medical neglect of African Americans. The lecture is free and open to the public. Register via the link below. Lecture will be held on Wednesday, May 5th at 4pm.

Medical Racism from 1619 to the Present: History Matters | Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University Speakers on this panel will examine the roots in slavery of contemporary African American mistrust of the healthcare system, the lack of trust in medical providers fostered by experiences of everyday racism, and the African American community’s long dependence, born of necessity, on care from with...

Bars, Brothels, and Businesses: Archaeology in Commensal Politics 04/20/2021

Bars, Brothels, and Businesses: Archaeology in Commensal Politics

Our newest faculty, Megan Victor, is featured on "The Women in Archaeology" podcast. Here, she discusses her focus on the businesses at Smuttynose Island, brothels and bars at Highland City, and Molly Houses in the English Colonial World.

Listen to the entire interview on bars, brothels, and businesses, (oh my!) here: https://womeninarchaeology.com/2021/04/19/bars-brothels-businesses/

Bars, Brothels, and Businesses: Archaeology in Commensal Politics Dr. Megan Victor discusses her fascinating work with commensal politics in archaeology, with her focus on bars, brothels, and businesses.

Building Easter Island's first music school 04/18/2021

Building Easter Island's first music school

Our own Miki Makihara is featured in this piece focused on Easter Island's first music school.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rapa-nui-first-music-school-on-easter-island/

Building Easter Island's first music school Mahani Teave, who grew up on Rapa Nui (also known as Easter Island), was introduced to the piano as a child. After studying classical piano in Chile, Cleveland and Berlin, she has returned to build the island's first music school.

04/13/2021

ATTN: The QC Department of anthropology is holding it's first annual Tik Tok contest!

We invite you to create a 15-60 second Tik Tok video that promotes

• anthropology through a four-field lens OR
• one anthropological subdiscipline OR
• an anthropological topic or theme

To enter, you must be an Anth major or minor or have previously taken or are currently enrolled in a QC anth course*

First place prize is a $200 gift card; two runners-up win $50 each. Group submissions are welcome! Deadline for submission is May 5th. See attachment for more details.

*edited to add: You must be a current student enrolled in QC or QC classes

ATTN: The QC Department of anthropology is holding it's first annual Tik Tok contest!

We invite you to create a 15-60 second Tik Tok video that promotes

• anthropology through a four-field lens OR
• one anthropological subdiscipline OR
• an anthropological topic or theme

To enter, you must be an Anth major or minor or have previously taken or are currently enrolled in a QC anth course*

First place prize is a $200 gift card; two runners-up win $50 each. Group submissions are welcome! Deadline for submission is May 5th. See attachment for more details.

*edited to add: You must be a current student enrolled in QC or QC classes

04/10/2021
04/09/2021

If you are interested in grad school and are an underrepresented scholar, check out the workshop below for advice on working through a grad school application:

If you are interested in grad school and are an underrepresented scholar, check out the workshop below for advice on working through a grad school application:

Pipeline to Grad School Bootcamp | Berkeley Graduate Division 04/09/2021

Pipeline to Grad School Bootcamp | Berkeley Graduate Division

The University of California, Berkeley has created a series of workshops to walk prospective PhD students step-by-step through the admissions process, provide tips for developing high-caliber application materials, and demystify how graduate funding works.

Pipeline to Grad School Bootcamp
Bootcamp Dates: Thursdays, April 8, April 15 and/or April 22, April 29, May 6*
Times: 3-4:30 p.m. Pacific Time

This free bootcamp series was developed specifically for underrepresented minority students considering graduate school, though it is open to all attendees. If you cannot attend all of the bootcamp events “live,” you can watch on-demand recordings, available 24 hours after the live event. Individuals that attend all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

*One of the dates has already passed but there is still time to register for the 4 other workshops.

For more information, click links below:
Applications: https://gradapp.berkeley.edu/apply/?pk=PRG

Website: https://grad.berkeley.edu/graduate-diversity/prospective-grad-students/pipeline-to-grad-school-bootcamp/

Pipeline to Grad School Bootcamp | Berkeley Graduate Division UC Berkeley has created a series of virtual workshops to help prospective doctoral students understand how Ph.D. programs differ from other graduate degrees, and how to find the right match for your interests and goals. We’ll walk you step-by-step through the admissions process, provide tips for d...

03/11/2021

Below is a great new open educational resource dedicated to raising awareness of indigenous literary traditions and ecological knowledge and how to integrate this knowledge into Western pedagogy.

https://talkingstories.uoregon.edu/

Below is a great new open educational resource dedicated to raising awareness of indigenous literary traditions and ecological knowledge and how to integrate this knowledge into Western pedagogy.

https://talkingstories.uoregon.edu/

02/08/2021

QC Anthropology Student Society is holding its first virtual meeting of the Spring semester this Wednesday (and every Wednesday) during free hour. Details on how to join in below!

Live 02/04/2021

Live

The Leakey Foundation presents a short student-friendly web series called Lunch Break Science featuring a live Q&A, with every guest discussing their career path. Tomorrow's episode (Thursday 2/4) will feature Yohannes Haile-Selassie. It streams at 2pm Eastern Time on YouTube and Facebook. Other past episodes may be found on YouTube and leakeyfoundation.org/live

Live Lunch Break Science Lunch Break Science is The Leakey Foundation's live-streamed web series. This series features interviews and short talks with Leakey Foundation grantees about the latest in human evolution research. Take a break from your day and feed your brain with The Leakey Fo

01/31/2021

Thinking about grad school? Look through the expertise of our faculty to explore opportunities in archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and museum studies. We're excited to work with YOU!

Photos from American Association of Biological Anthropologists's post 01/29/2021

Below is an exciting upcoming event scheduled for next week - the first annual Black in BioAnth Week. Click the link below for more information and details on how to register!

01/14/2021

Interested in gaining more experience in archaeology but can't leave the house? Well, the North American Archaeology Lab at the American Museum of Natural History will be hosting a work-from-home, 5 week, remote internship in Spring 2021. Interns will have the opportunity to work on data management tasks related to ongoing fieldwork on St. Catherines Island, GA, and the existing North American Archaeology Collection. Additionally, there will be weekly presentations about St. Catherines Island, current research, discussions about various archaeological material types, and AMNH archaeology collection.

For more information, click on the links below.

Application forms can be found here:https://www.amnh.org/content/download/53060/796632/file/InternshipForm.pdf

Or on their website: https://www.amnh.org/research/anthropology/fellowships-internships/internship-program click the link Internship Form.

Interested in gaining more experience in archaeology but can't leave the house? Well, the North American Archaeology Lab at the American Museum of Natural History will be hosting a work-from-home, 5 week, remote internship in Spring 2021. Interns will have the opportunity to work on data management tasks related to ongoing fieldwork on St. Catherines Island, GA, and the existing North American Archaeology Collection. Additionally, there will be weekly presentations about St. Catherines Island, current research, discussions about various archaeological material types, and AMNH archaeology collection.

For more information, click on the links below.

Application forms can be found here:https://www.amnh.org/content/download/53060/796632/file/InternshipForm.pdf

Or on their website: https://www.amnh.org/research/anthropology/fellowships-internships/internship-program click the link Internship Form.

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