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UK Professor Appointed Editor of Journal in American Anthropological Association

Anthropology professor Sarah Lyon is new the new editor of the Anthropology of Work Review, a journal of the American Anthropological Association.

Dissertation Year Fellowship Award Recipient-- Allison Harnish

Allison Harnish has recieved the Dissertation Year Fellowship Award. Allison Harnish works in a frontier farming region outside one of Africa’s largest national parks, and in her dissertation she investigates how gender- and age-based differences in household labor roles prompt men, women, boys, and girls to differently experience declines in natural resources.

Donald Handshoe

Donald Handshoe, a senior and a double major in Classics and Anthropology, divides his time between his studies and his work, both of which as it turns out have to do with archaeology, his passion.

Ann Kingsolver featured in UK at the Half with Carl Nathe

Carl Nathe recently interviewed one of our own faculty members for his UK at the Half segment, which airs during each UK football game. He spoke with Ann Kingsolver, Director of the UK Appalachian Center and a professor in the Department of Anthropology, about her work in the area. Kingsolver is excited to be part of the Center and the Appalachian Studies Program and is busy exploring ways to become more involved in the community – for the university, faculty, and students. She stresses the importance of interdisciplinary work and research at the Appalachian Center in looking at complex issues throughout the region. Her hope is to build strong partnerships with local communities which would also allow students attending classes at UK to work in their local communities in the region.

Meet Mark Whitaker: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Mark Whitaker is a professor in the Department of Anthropology. For the past thirty years, Whitaker has been studying Tamil speaking people who live in east coast of Sri Lanka. In addition to his research in Sri Lanka, Whitaker also works with diasporic communities of Tamil speaking people in Toronto, Canada.

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.
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Meet Ann Kingsolver: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Ann Kingsolver is the director of the Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program at UK and is also a professor in the Department of Anthropology. Kingsolver does comparative research in the U.S, Mexico, and Sri Lanka that addresses the effects of globalization and transnational policy on people's livelihoods and identities and how people make sense of these changes.

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Meet Carmen Martinez Novo: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Carmen Martinez Novo is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and the director of Latin American Studies. Martinez's research focuses on indigenous peoples in the Andes and the Amazon. Specifically, she studies the idea of multiculturalism within the "new left" in Latin America (a term she uses in reference to the emergence of leaders like Chavez and Morales), and the relationship of the "new left" with liberation theology in the Catholic Church.

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Meet Heather Worne: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Heather Worne is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. Worne's specialty is bioarchaeology and, in particular, she researches issues of community health, warfare, and agricultural sedentism in prehistoric times. Previously, Worne has focused on the late prehistoric period in the Middle Cumberland region of Tennessee, and she hopes to collaborate with other archaeologists at UK to expand her research into areas of Kentucky.  

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Documenting Displacement in Zambia: Fulbright Scholar Allison Harnish

Allison Harnish is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. Harnish recently received a Fulbright Grant to conduct research on the environmental and economic ramifications of displacement and resettlement in Southern Province, Zambia. Harnish was invited to participate on this project by Lisa Cliggett, her advisor. Many social and environmental scientists have been involved in this project for the last few decades. 

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Cindy Isenhour

Anthropology Ph.D. Student

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