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    PostedSaturday, August 7, 2021 at 1:49 AM
    Current Research I am writing two books. Both take up disruption in Tojol-ab'al Mayan villages. 1) The first describes how responses to a miracle that occurred in the village of Lomantán—a religious reflection of the Zapatista Uprising—tamped down conflicts associated with the Uprising by diverting resources to supporting to the miracle. When the miracle brought fame to Lomantán, it attracted money and labor from many Tojol-ab'al villages to create a pilgrimage site in Lomantán. The unusual cooperation among communities spared them much disorder. 2) The second book examines the cosmological underpinnings of agricultural practice in Tojol-ab'al communities and gives cosmological support to the 'vegetative metaphor' that is thought to govern Mayan ideas about the roles of humans in the cosmos. Festivals mark seasonal changes important to agricultural activity that ensures a proper harvest. The predictability of appropriate climate in seasons is now challenged by global warming.
    Current Research I am writing two books. Both take up disruption in Tojol-ab'al Mayan villages. 1) The first describes how responses to a miracle that occurred in the village of Lomantán—a religious reflection of the Zapatista Uprising—tamped down conflicts associated with the Uprising by diverting resources to supporting to the miracle. When the miracle brought fame to Lomantán, it attracted money and labor from many Tojol-ab'al villages to create a pilgrimage site in Lomantán. The unusual cooperation among communities spared them much disorder. 2) The second book examines the cosmological underpinnings of agricultural practice in Tojol-ab'al communities and gives cosmological support to the 'vegetative metaphor' that is thought to govern Mayan ideas about the roles of humans in the cosmos. Festivals mark seasonal changes important to agricultural activity that ensures a proper harvest. The predictability of appropriate climate in seasons is now challenged by global warming.
    PostedMonday, July 26, 2021 at 4:28 PM
    Cris Panella and I have edited the book, Norms and Illegality: Intimate Ethnographies and Politics (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793646316/Norms-and-Illegality-Intimate-Ethnographies-and-Politics), with contributions by Florence Babb, Isabella Clough Marinaro, Michael Herzfeld, Gordon Mathews, Lorelei Mendoza, Lynne Milgram, Alan Smart, Andrew Walsh, and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld. It explores liminal and illegal practices in relation to political control and cultural normativity. The contributors draw on years of ethnographic experiences in Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Italy, Madagascar, Mali, Philippines, and Thailand to study the contradictions of what is legal and illegal. The contributors shed light on moral economies and frames of value entailed in systems of representation that have been set up by individuals who are deemed illegal, liminal, or deviant in their confrontations with the state.
    Cris Panella and I have edited the book, Norms and Illegality: Intimate Ethnographies and Politics (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793646316/Norms-and-Illegality-Intimate-Ethnographies-and-Politics), with contributions by Florence Babb, Isabella Clough Marinaro, Michael Herzfeld, Gordon Mathews, Lorelei Mendoza, Lynne Milgram, Alan Smart, Andrew Walsh, and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld. It explores liminal and illegal practices in relation to political control and cultural normativity. The contributors draw on years of ethnographic experiences in Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Italy, Madagascar, Mali, Philippines, and Thailand to study the contradictions of what is legal and illegal. The contributors shed light on moral economies and frames of value entailed in systems of representation that have been set up by individuals who are deemed illegal, liminal, or deviant in their confrontations with the state.
    PostedTuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:12 PM
    Congratulations to PhD student, Daniel Basil Hamilton, for receiving the Ruth Barber Moon award from CWRU’s School of Graduate Studies! This award is given to graduate students who demonstrate academic promise, leadership ability, and financial need. They were also awarded a Social Justice Institute Grant Fellowship for their project, “Multiple Ontologies in the Provision of Gender Affirming Care.” Congratulations!
    Congratulations to PhD student, Daniel Basil Hamilton, for receiving the Ruth Barber Moon award from CWRU’s School of Graduate Studies! This award is given to graduate students who demonstrate academic promise, leadership ability, and financial need. They were also awarded a Social Justice Institute Grant Fellowship for their project, “Multiple Ontologies in the Provision of Gender Affirming Care.” Congratulations!
    PostedTuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:10 PM
    Congratulations to Anthropology PhD student, Jillian Schulte, on being awarded a Social Justice Institute Grant Fellowship for her summer project, “Healthcare Navigation & COVID-19 in Cleveland’s Bhutanese-Nepali Refugee Community.”
    Congratulations to Anthropology PhD student, Jillian Schulte, on being awarded a Social Justice Institute Grant Fellowship for her summer project, “Healthcare Navigation & COVID-19 in Cleveland’s Bhutanese-Nepali Refugee Community.”
    PostedTuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:09 PM
    Congratulations to 2021 CWRU PhDs: Kelley Kampman, Maureen Floriano, Raakhee Patel, Christine Bordern-King-Jones!
    Congratulations to 2021 CWRU PhDs: Kelley Kampman, Maureen Floriano, Raakhee Patel, Christine Bordern-King-Jones!
    PostedTuesday, June 15, 2021 at 3:53 PM
    CCSU Department of Anthropology offers a five-week Field School in Historical/African Diaspora Archaeology, July 6 to August 6, 2021, at the historic Chaffee House on Palisado Green in Windsor, Connecticut. As the only African Diaspora Archaeology program in Connecticut, CCSU’s Anthropology Department provides students with a unique opportunity to explore this field of study. The Field School will teach students to reassess the prevailing views of the past through material culture that Africans and African Descendants made, used, and discarded over the past 400 years. Students will gain experience in historical archaeology principles and procedures, which will support them in field employment or further archaeological study. No prior fieldwork experience is necessary. The course meets Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm onsite. It may be taken for 3 or 6 credits at either undergrad or graduate level. For more information, contact Dr. Martin at martina@ccsu.edu.
    CCSU Department of Anthropology offers a five-week Field School in Historical/African Diaspora Archaeology, July 6 to August 6, 2021, at the historic Chaffee House on Palisado Green in Windsor, Connecticut. As the only African Diaspora Archaeology program in Connecticut, CCSU’s Anthropology Department provides students with a unique opportunity to explore this field of study. The Field School will teach students to reassess the prevailing views of the past through material culture that Africans and African Descendants made, used, and discarded over the past 400 years. Students will gain experience in historical archaeology principles and procedures, which will support them in field employment or further archaeological study. No prior fieldwork experience is necessary. The course meets Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm onsite. It may be taken for 3 or 6 credits at either undergrad or graduate level. For more information, contact Dr. Martin at martina@ccsu.edu.
    PostedFriday, May 28, 2021 at 9:30 AM
    CCSU Anthropology offers a 5-week Field School in Historical/African Diaspora Archaeology at the historic Chaffee House in Windsor, Connecticut, 7/6 to 8/6/21, taught by Dr. Anthony Martin and supported by CCSU Archaeology Laboratory for African & African Diaspora Studies (ALAADS). As the only African Diaspora Archaeology program in Connecticut, CCSU offers a unique opportunity to reassess the prevailing view of the past via the material culture that Africans and Descendants made and used over the past 400 years. The 2021 project focuses on the lifeways of 18th-19th c. captive African women and Windsor Historical Society offers documentary resources to complement the material record. Students learn archaeology principles and procedures to support them in field employment or further study. No prior field experience needed. The class meets Mon-Fri 9-3 onsite and may be taken for 3 or 6 credits, undergrad or grad. For details, contact Dr. Martin martina@ccsu.edu or ALAADS 860-832-2813
    CCSU Anthropology offers a 5-week Field School in Historical/African Diaspora Archaeology at the historic Chaffee House in Windsor, Connecticut, 7/6 to 8/6/21, taught by Dr. Anthony Martin and supported by CCSU Archaeology Laboratory for African & African Diaspora Studies (ALAADS). As the only African Diaspora Archaeology program in Connecticut, CCSU offers a unique opportunity to reassess the prevailing view of the past via the material culture that Africans and Descendants made and used over the past 400 years. The 2021 project focuses on the lifeways of 18th-19th c. captive African women and Windsor Historical Society offers documentary resources to complement the material record. Students learn archaeology principles and procedures to support them in field employment or further study. No prior field experience needed. The class meets Mon-Fri 9-3 onsite and may be taken for 3 or 6 credits, undergrad or grad. For details, contact Dr. Martin martina@ccsu.edu or ALAADS 860-832-2813
    PostedSaturday, April 3, 2021 at 12:19 PM
    Deadline extended:
    
    Seven-week virtual ethnographic field school in highland Ecuador, for undergraduate and graduate students with at least intermediate Spanish proficiency. 
    
    Flyer: https://tinyurl.com/EFS-FLYER
    FAQs: https://tinyurl.com/EcuadorFS-FAQs
    Apply: https://tinyurl.com/EcuadorFS-Apply
    
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    Deadline extended:
    
    Seven-week virtual ethnographic field school in highland Ecuador, for undergraduate and graduate students with at least intermediate Spanish proficiency. 
    
    Flyer: https://tinyurl.com/EFS-FLYER
    FAQs: https://tinyurl.com/EcuadorFS-FAQs
    Apply: https://tinyurl.com/EcuadorFS-Apply
    
    barry.lyons@wayne.edu
    
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    PostedTuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:50 AM
    REMINDER: DEADLINE IN ONE WEEK | The Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal (RSDR) Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council's Religion and the Public Sphere Program, with the support of the Fetzer Institute, aims to bring knowledge of the place of religion and spirituality into scholarly and public conversations about renewing democracy in the United States. These fellowships offer research support over a period of up to 12 months to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy and to postdoctoral researchers within five years of their PhD. We welcome proposals on all aspects and dimensions of religion and spirituality in its relation to democracy from across all fields in the social sciences, humanities, and theology. Applications are due April 6, 2021. More information on the fellowship, eligibility, and application process is available on the Program’s website: 
    HTTPS://WWW.SSRC.ORG/FELLOWSHIPS/VIEW/RELIGION-SPIRITUALITY-AND-DEMOCRATIC-RENEWAL-FELLOWSHIP/.
    
    Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal Fellowship | Social Science Research Council (SSRC) | Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Now accepting applications. Deadline: Apr. 6, 2021
    WWW.SSRC.ORG
    REMINDER: DEADLINE IN ONE WEEK | The Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal (RSDR) Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council's Religion and the Public Sphere Program, with the support of the Fetzer Institute, aims to bring knowledge of the place of religion and spirituality into scholarly and public conversations about renewing democracy in the United States. These fellowships offer research support over a period of up to 12 months to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy and to postdoctoral researchers within five years of their PhD. We welcome proposals on all aspects and dimensions of religion and spirituality in its relation to democracy from across all fields in the social sciences, humanities, and theology. Applications are due April 6, 2021. More information on the fellowship, eligibility, and application process is available on the Program’s website: 
    HTTPS://WWW.SSRC.ORG/FELLOWSHIPS/VIEW/RELIGION-SPIRITUALITY-AND-DEMOCRATIC-RENEWAL-FELLOWSHIP/.
    
    Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal Fellowship | Social Science Research Council (SSRC) | Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Now accepting applications. Deadline: Apr. 6, 2021
    WWW.SSRC.ORG