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Congratulations to UCR Anthropology Graduate Student, Jeremy Coltman, who just published a co-edited volume concerning sorcery, divination, and curing in ancient Mesoamerica.

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Congratulations to Professor Worku Nida, the recipient of a Remote Course Conversion Grant for ANTH 001 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) from XCITE (UCR’s Center for Teaching and Learning). Working with an instructional designer, Prof. Nida will build on his experience teaching online in the pandemic to further improve the department’s online course offerings.

Congratulations to Prof. Christina Schwenkel, the recipient of a 2020 grant from the Graham Foundation to support the publication of her new book from Duke University Press, Building Socialism: The Afterlife of East German Architecture in Urban Vietnam.

Congratulations to Prof. Sally Ness, a contributor to the 2019 edited volume from Lexington Books, The Ethnography of Tourism, which was awarded the 2020 Edward Bruner Book Prize from the Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group.

Congratulations to the 37 Public Anthropology Award Winners at U.C. Riverside in Prof. Worku Nida’s Fall 2020 ANTH 001 (Cultural Anthropology) Class

Le'Analelei Jackson, Michael Georgiou, Maya Glasberg-Keller, Joshua Candelaria, Vincent Cortes, Ryan Heravi, Aaron Lee, Thompson Tang, Zuulunegshiglen Batsuuri, Sofia Ramsey Silva, Nanise Royal, Monica De La Torre, Shreya Deshmukh, Nancy Gutierrez, Edwin Leon, Scott Phan, Erika Go-Oco, Hannah Logan, Dhairya Mehta, Kevin Quach, Anurag Vedagiri, Sherina Torres, Dimary Valdizon, Mckayla Avels, Kevin Ho, Angel Velasquez, Ethan Kuan, Brianna Brizuela, Justen Iglesias, Elkanah Lane, Vy Nguyen, Christine Ortiz, William Phan, Taylor Tan, Jannie Lao, Mary Rached, and Nathan Alcantar

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Congratulations to UCR Anthropology undergraduate student, Rita Tesfai on her successful presentation at this year's AAA conference Raising Our Voices (ROV). Under Dr. Worku Nida's mentorship, Rita has been a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow, studying sonic agency among West African musicians for the last two years.  View her presentation:

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