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Looking at urban history as a fight for space, power

Thu, 04 Jan 2018

Chicago and Delhi. Rome and Rochester. The students in the 100-level course “The City: Contested Spaces” take a virtual tour of them all, while pondering an overarching question—can people’s lives be reshaped by redesigning urban spaces?


One question sparks student’s research around race in America

Thu, 03 Aug 2017

Why does racism play a part in motivating some students to go on to college, while it seems to deter others? Winston Scott '19 is spending his summer preparing a study into how children react when they begin to perceive racism.


Summer in Malawi brings student researchers closer to community

Mon, 31 Jul 2017

For the past 15 years, the University's Malawi Immersion Seminar has offered students a research experience in the remote village of Gowa, carrying out individual projects, and living and working among the community members.


Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

Mon, 26 Jun 2017

The hostess of a popular Parisian salon, the role of presidential power, and bullying and aggression among teenage girls are among the topics examined in new books by Rochester faculty. Here’s a selection of recent work.


Unmasking female-centered bullying in schools

Fri, 16 Jun 2017

An anthropology professor chronicles her multi-year foray into a suburban high school to study female-specific bullying, competition, and aggression, concluding that actions assumed to be benign should be reclassified as violence.


Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

Thu, 18 May 2017

In their senior capstone projects, students take on original research on topics as varied as housing policy in South Africa and campaign spending in the United States.


Critical Language Scholarship winners to study Turkish, Mandarin Chinese

Thu, 06 Apr 2017

Daria Lynch ’18 (T5 ’19), a history major, and Christian Wooddell ’17, an anthropology major, will be heading overseas this summer as part of the U.S. State Department program.


A tale of two Indias

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

In the early 1990s, Gurgaon was a small city in northern India. Today, it is a financial hub and modern success story. In her new book Landscapes of Accumulation, anthropology professor Llerena Searle says these cities are more--or less--than meets the eye.


Experts answer election questions we should be asking

Thu, 03 Nov 2016

The pending election has dominated news cycles for the past year. Four professors at the University of Rochester each raised and answered an important question they say we should be asking this election season.


2016 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture explores exotic tourism in New Guinea

Tue, 18 Oct 2016

Rupert Stasch, a social anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, has worked for more than two decades among the Korowai people.