Tsering Bum publishes article on “Translating Ecological Migration Policy”

Tsering Bum, graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, publishes his article on “Translating Ecological Migration Policy”.

“This paper analyzes the transmission of China’s environmental policies from the central government down to villages and townships for implementation. It examines the specific ways through which policies are translated from Chinese to other ethnic languages, and communicated to the members of concerned communities. Employing anthropology of policy as an analytical framework, the paper suggests that policies take social life of their own as they are translated into different languages and passed down for implementation through the state bureaucratic apparatus.” Tsering Bum, Emory University

Contemporary LatinX Studies – ECAS Cluster Hire

Emory College of Arts and Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia announces a special initiative to recruit and support several tenure-track and tenured faculty (advanced assistant and/or associate/full professors) in the area of contemporary LatinX studies in the humanities and social sciences. Faculty whose research advances this emerging field of scholarship, who bring a demonstrated commitment to mentoring a diverse student body, and who are eager to contribute to the University’s ambitious goals of scholarly excellence, diversity and inclusivity, and interdisciplinarity are encouraged to apply.  This search will complement Emory’s growing distinction in the scholarship of race and the African American experience, recent faculty appointments in the departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Religion, our exceptional archival holdings and special collections in the Rose Library, partnerships with Atlanta-based institutions, and a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration.  Departments participating in this multi-field search include: African American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Economics, English, Film and Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  Research and teaching expertise including but not limited to the following fields are of particular interest: LatinX and Afro LatinX literature, art, and culture, philosophy, citizenship, race, gender, sexuality, religion, political economy of migration, labor, and health. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline/field.


Review of applications will begin October 8, 2018.  Full consideration will be given to all applications received within 30 days.  Review will continue until positions are filled.  At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter, names and contact information of three references, and a CV.  Candidates’ cover letters should include a discussion of their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds.


Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and CV only during this phase of the recruitment using the following link:  https://apply.interfolio.com/56210.  Candidates will be asked to submit additional supporting materials if selected to participate in future phases of recruitment.   Questions may be sent to: Carla Freeman, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty:  Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu

Sydney Silverstein (PhD, 2018) receives Graduate Student Paper Prize

Sydney Silverstein (PhD, 2018) receives Graduate Student Paper Prize

Sydney Silverstein (PhD 2018) was awarded the Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Study Group’s 2018 Graduate Student Paper Prize for her paper, “A Second Chance: Re-enactment, Excess Meaning, and the Social Worlds of PBC in Iquitos.”  This award recognizes an important contribution of research to the anthropological study of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, and other psychoactive substance use. Sydney is completed her PhD this past summer and is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University. She is working as a research ethnographer on a study about self-treatment practices among opioid-dependent individuals in Dayton, Ohio. More information on her work can be found on her website https://sydneymsilverstein.com/.

Andrea Rissing is featured in Anthropology News.

Andrea Rissing is featured in Anthropology News.

Emory’s Andrea Rissing is one of two up-and-coming scholars featured in a recent, anthropological futures-oriented piece in Anthropology News. The winner of the 2017 Netting Graduate Student Prize, Rissing’s paper on what counts as success for beginning farmers in Iowa takes center stage in the article published by The Culture & Agriculture (C&A) section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA).

Faculty Search in Anthropology – Associate / Full Professor



Associate Professor / Full Professor

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University, Atlanta GA invites applications for a full-time position in Biological Anthropology at the rank of associate or full professor, to begin August, 2019. We seek a scientifically-oriented anthropologist pursuing theoretically rigorous study in the area of Human Biology. The ideal candidate will examine variation in human biology (e.g., endocrine function, immune function, energetics, neurobiology, anatomy, genetics) either across or within human populations from an evolutionary perspective. The ideal candidate also will have an established field and lab-based research program that will provide research opportunities for both the candidate and future graduate students. Candidates must be able to interact effectively with faculty in a broadly-inclusive department with joint biological and cultural focus, hold a doctoral degree, have a strong research record, and be committed to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates also must be able and willing to regularly teach an introductory course in Human Biology.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. The Department of Anthropology, Emory College and Emory University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, and genders. In a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

Applications will be accepted through November 9, 2018. To apply for this position, please visit apply.interfolio.com/53927 and submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio.

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.