Welcome to the Department of Anthropology!
Main Department Office
380 MFAC-Ellicott Complex
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026
Phone: (716) 645-2414
Fax: (716) 645-3808
Spring 2013 Faculty Office Hours
Fall Graduate course descriptions are now available!
Fall Undergraduate course descriptions are now available!
Award Winners in the Department of Anthropology!
Undergraduate student Kelsey Clark has been named a CAS Dean's Outstanding Senior!
Undergraduate student Jayne O'Connor is the 2013 recipient of the Lucia Maria Houpt Award for Outstanding Senior in Anthropology!
Undergraduate student Alexandra Balmer is the 2013 recipient of the Marion Dickson Scholarship for Outstanding Junior in Anthropology!
There are three winners for this year's Undergraduate Professional Activities and Achievements Award:
* Yasmine El-Gohary
* Daniel Rosen
* Kai Wasson
The 2013 Department Leadership Award winner is Daniel Rosen!
Three undergraduate students will be graduating with honors this Spring 2013:
* Jayne O'Connor, who completed a project entitled, "The Fact in the Fiction: An Examination of Perception vs. Reality in the field of Forensic Anthropology, and the ‘CSI Effect.’"
* Daniel Rosen, who completed a project entitled, "Class Acts: Middle Class Students and Gender in Film and Anthropology."
* Kai Wasson, who completed a project entitled, "Veneration and Vitrio -- American Empire and the Conundrum of the Yasukuni Shrine."
Undergraduate student Alesia King was given the" Distinguished award for excellence in research, creativity, and scholarship" at the Celebration of Academic Excellence, for her poster, “Dental Variation in Archaic Native Americans from the Ohio Region and Migration Evidence"
Undergraduate student Kai Wasson has won the 2013 Hildegarde F. Shinners Prize (from Phi Beta Kappa chapter at UB) for "an essay . . . [that is] a critical treatment of a significant problem, theory, book, poem, or other appropriate topic" for his superb honors essay on "Veneration and Vitriol: American Empire and the Conundrum of Yaksukuni Shrine." Great work, Kai!
PhD candidate Krishna Balasubramaniam is a 2013 College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship winner, for his dissertation, entitled "Variation in Macaque Social Structure from Phylogenetic, Socioecological, and Biological Markets Perspectives."
PhD candidates Jennifer Shaffer Foster and Zev Gottdiener have both been awarded 2013 Opler Awards for their Dissertation projects! Ms. Foster is working on a project entitled "Land Use and the Power of Landscape in Early Medieval Armagh, Northern Ireland." Mr. Gottdiener is working on a project entitled"Scales of Identity: tourism and political economy of land use, Ejido Isla de La Piedra."
PhD candidate Jennifer Byrnes has been awarded the 2013 Department Research Award! Ms. Byrnes is working on a project entitled ""(Dis)Ability and Traumatic Injuries of the Poor: A Comparative Analysis of Morbidity and Mortality in 19th Century Almshouses."
PhD candidate Irene Ketonen has been awarded the 2013 Michael Matsumunyane Travel Award. Ms. Ketonen is working on a project entitled ""Everyday Encounters with the EU Single Farm Payment in Northern Ireland."
PhD candidate Amanda Buonopane has been awarded a Fulbright US Student Award for 2013-2014, in support of her dissertation research entitled "Religious Authenticity and Tolerance in Java."
PhD candidate Laura Levon has been selected as a recipient of the 2012/2013 Excellence in Teaching Awards for Graduate Teaching Assistants.
The Department of Anthropology wants to congratulate all of the undergraduate and graduate students who recently participated in Commencement - we wish you well in your future endeavors!
To our esteemed student award winners:
Jennifer Shaffer Foster
See the main window for more details about their award-winning projects!
... to Dr. Deborah Reed-Danahay, who was named a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute!