Feb 09 Megan Crowley-Matoka
Others’ Organs and the Nature of Suffering
INTS 1113
Feb 07 Steven Feld
Film: J.C. Abbey, Ghana’s Puppeteer
INTS 1128

Discussion: Dialogism, Reflexivity, & Collaboration: A Conversation
INTS 1113
Jan 27 Kim Fortun
INTS 1109
Jan 25 Cristina Bejarano
Injurious Infrastructures: Environmental Disasters, Residential Exposure to Toxic Substances, and Toxic Tort Litigation
INTS 1113
Jan 20 Ken Seligson
Burning Rings of Fire: Prehispanic Maya Lime Production and Environmental Resource Management
INTN 3020




Department of Anthropology
1334 Watkins Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA. 92521-0418


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UCR Anthropology is committed to a socially engaged, critical anthropology that recognizes the importance of the sometimes contradictory unity of approaches to understanding the human condition in all its dimensions. It has a finely tuned sense of historical temporality that views change as normal as reproduction. It takes account of the existence and potential significance of the variability and diversity of human beings, as both social and natural beings in space, place, and time. It provides culture, ensembles of social relations, and the human body itself with sociohistorial contingency. It does not separate the historical development of human societies or the human species from the events, contradictions, and forces that shaped their development in time and space. It knows that human activity can effect significant change as witnessed by the diverse array of societies that existed in the past and continue to form the present. It acknowledges the complex interrelations of consciousness, communication, and the subjectivity of individuals in particular sets of social relations. It engages rather than shies away from the critical social, moral, and political issues of the day. It knows that people occasionally do make their own history, and that some trajectories of change potentially have better outcomes than others.

The faculty and students are committed to an integrated and integrating concept of the discipline. They view the traditional subfields—applied, archaeological, sociocultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology--as cross cut by foci that bring faculty and students together in ways that reinforce the unity of the discipline rather than its divisions. The foci articulate contemporary or emerging concerns among anthropologists and the wider public.


Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Medical Cultural Anthropology

Lecturer, Department of Anthropology

In the News (2016-17)

Christina Schwenkel receives a Wenner Gren Fellowship for research on Vietnamese migrants and socialist architecture in eastern Germany.

Travis Stanton is awarded an NSF grant to excavate Maya households.

Derick Fay receives a Wenner Gren Fellowship for research in South Africa.

Yolanda Moses is awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Australia.


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