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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.


The future is calling in the South Pacific

Wed, 13 Jul 2016

Anthropologist Robert Foster began visiting Papua New Guinea as a doctoral student in the 1980s, when long lines at payphones were the norm. When he returned in 2010, he found a familiar place transformed.


Despite flaws, Rwanda’s courts play valued role in life after genocide

Thu, 26 May 2016

How can neighbors who knew each other before a genocide go back to living side by side? In Remediation in Rwanda, anthropology professor Kristin Doughty argues that the new court systems "created a space for people to work through this messy process of rebuilding relationships."


Is Brazil the Albany of South America?

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

Why has the American media has reacted with shock and concern regarding the political corruption in Brazil, while largely ignoring the political scandals that have embroiled New York. / New York Daily News