2012-13 Faculty News

Professor Peggy Barlett — A Voice for the Science of Sustainability

Professor Jenny Chio Discusses China's Developing Domestic Tourism Industry on BBC World News "Impact"

New Emory eCommons Feature Celebrates the Career of Professor George Armelagos

Inspired by a day-long session devoted to the research, mentorship and mischief of Armelagos at the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, the article recounts his many contributions to the field of anthropology and stories of the lives he's along the way - Bone to be Wild: Fleshing out a career devoted to skeletons and people.

Professor George Armelagos Honored at the 2013 Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Colleagues Molly Zuckerman and Debra Martin have organized "Bone to be wild: An invited session in honor of George J. Aremlagos's career and mentorship" at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. The invited poster symposium brings together research from several generations of graduate students and other scholars who have trained with him. The session illustrates the interdisciplinary and biocultural frameworks that Armelagos pioneered as well as the collaborations that he fostered.

For more information: http://meeting.physanth.org/program/2013/session54/

Dr. Sarah Gouzoules Named Associate Dean for International and Summer Programs

Congratulations to Sally on her new position as Associate Dean for International and Summer Programs. She has made a lasting impact on the Department of Anthropology through her roles as Co-Chair of the Department and Director of Undergraduate Studies in addition to her vital contribution as an exceptional teacher.

The farewell reception held for Sally on April 8th was highlighed by toasts celebrating both the person and a job well done — a testament to the legacy she leaves behind.

We will truly miss Sally's leadership and generous spirit and hope she comes back to visit often.

Dr. Bruce Knauft discusses the transition of his Carnegie funded States at Regional Risk (SARR) project to the new Comparative Postconflict Recovery Project (CPRP)

Anthropology professor Bruce Knauft lays out what's next for the SARR program as it transitions to a recovery project in the current issue of Emory in the World, saying, “They’ve replaced the notion of states at risk—which emphasized failure of the state or at least their lack of effective governance—with a more progressive notion of how states can change,” Knauft says. “This way, it had more of a positive emphasis.”

See the article online here: "Moving Forward, Postconflict".

Global Health, Culture and Society professor Inuka Midha recognized by the National Office of the Society for Public Health Education

Inuka Midha has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Open Society Award by the National Office of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).

Midha is adjunct assistant professor in the Global Health, Culture and Society program of Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

SOPHE bestows this honor to members who demonstrate a passion and commitment to seeking a more just and open world through inclusive, culturally appropriate health education. (Emory News Report)

Dr. Corinne Kratz awarded Wenner-Grenn Historical Archives Program Grant

Anthropology Professor Corinne A. Kratz recently received a grant from the Historical Archives Program of the Wenner-Gren Foundation. The grant supports work that will prepare the personal research materials and professional papers of Dr. Ivan Karp (1943-2011) for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Karp’s innovative work has been influential in anthropology, African studies, museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship and many other fields. He was at Emory for nearly twenty years as National Endowment for the Humanities Professor in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts and co-director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship. Making Karp’s unpublished material available at the NAA will complement the online archive of his published papers that was established in 2012 at http://international.emory.edu/karp_archive/.

Dr. Peter Brown Honored for Distinguished Teaching Career

Peter Brown, one of the founding members of the Anthropology department, received two major career awards in 2012: The American Anthropological Association (AAA)/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Anthropology and the Society for Medical Anthropology Graduate Student Mentoring Award. Both awards – the first recognition by his peers, and the second by his students – were presented at the recent AAA annual meeting in San Francisco. He discusses his passion for teaching in Emory University's eScienceCommons blog.