Department of Anthropology

NEH Public Scholars Program

The Public Scholar program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Although humanities scholarship can be specialized, the humanities also strive to engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest. They seek to deepen our understanding of the human condition as well as current conditions and contemporary problems. The Public Scholar program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact.

Policy and Practice: An ethnography of migrant integration in Geneva, Switzerland

“Geneva is the city of human rights.” During my research at a French language school for undocumented (or precariously residing) migrants, students often used this phrase to describe not only the city’s unique history and character, but to express their own aspirations for a good life there.

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.  Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.

Social Science PhD students named 2015-16 Urban Network Doctoral Fellows

The Urban Network has named their 2015-16 cohort of doctoral fellows, of which seven are from the Division of the Social Sciences. Fellows are PhD students in the social sciences, humanities, SSA, and other divisions who meet twice a month during the academic year to develop their dissertations, or to craft a paper of their choice for presentation at an academic conference.

UChicago anthropologist leads global effort to improve climate change models

Current climate models do not accurately account for humans’ role in changing the environment, according to a UChicago-led team of international researchers embarking upon a project to help climate scientists better document land cover and use over the past 10,000 years. Calling it an “insanely ambitious effort,” Kathleen Morrison, the Neukom Family Professor of Anthropology, is one of the leaders of the LandUse 6K , a study that includes dozens of scholars from around the world. “I think one of...