The following faculty members have been nominated and have accepted the chairmanship of their respective departments. Congratulations!
Department of Anthropology
Time is running out to register for Alumni Weekend, June 4-7, 2015. This year's Social Sciences related programing features the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, which focuses on the Humanities and the humanistic Social Sciences, supports faculty projects across the University, and brings scholars to UChicago from across the globe.
Current program includes:
The Division of the Social Sciences is partnering with the Secretary of the University's Office to align anniversary celebrations during 2015-2016. Many departments and centers within (and affiliated with) the Division are celebrating anniversaries ranging from 25 years to 75 years. The Dean's Office is in the early stages of planning an event and exhibit for November 13, 2015, coinciding with the anniversary of the opening of the Social Science Research Building.
Save the Date!
**SSD Staff Appreciation Picnic**
Thursday, June 18, 2015
12:00 – 2:00pm
Two Division of the Social Sciences faculty members have been named by The National Humanities Centers as fellows for the 2015-16 years:
My dissertation work revolves around the analysis of political economic processes and organizations in prehistoric Mongolia. Specifically, the time period under investigation is the transition between the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age (ca. 1500-500 BC). During this epoch, previous archaeological studies suggest that during this period of transformation the population experienced a radical shift in subsistence practices and political organization.
My research focuses on the circulation of discourse around complaints that see ‘vulgar’ television comedy programming as a potentially negative social influence on youth in Japan. Such complaints frequently center the potential for schoolchildren to imitate (mane) comedic routines and speech without fully appreciating the social impact on those around them. Such discourses argue that what appears as a funny teasing imitation to some may actually become painful bullying (ijime) in the experience of others.
It takes about six hours to take the ferry from Prince Rupert on the northwest coast of British Columbia to the island archipelago of Haida Gwaii, the sovereign territory and home since time immemorial of the indigenous Haida Nation. It’s a ride with something of a reputation for nausea, as the Hecate Strait over which the ferry passes is well known for being shallow, difficult to navigate, and prone to storms. All stomach discomfort aside, though, it’s a ride that is special for me.