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First issue of 'Cultural Anthropology' produced by incoming editors from Rice University is now live

February 2015 marks the first issue produced by incoming editors, Dominic Boyer, James Faubion, and Cymene Howe, from Rice University's Department of Anthropology.

Lowrie Awarded Wenner-Gren Fellowship for Research on Big Data in Russia

Doctoral student Ian Lowrie's research focuses on the data sciences in Moscow, where he is studying changing forms of education and new collaborations between industry and the academy.

Jón Gnarr, former Mayor of Reykjavík, to be Spring 2015 CENHS Writer-in-Residence

In late 2009, in the bitter aftermath of Iceland’s banking crash, Gnarr founded “The Best Party” which sought to bring joy, humility and humanity back to Icelandic politics. While in Houston, he will be writing the third volume of his fictionalized autobiography.

Dib selected as artist in residence at Lawndale Art Center

Lina Dib, who received her PhD from Rice in 2013, has been selected as an artist in residence at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Texas.  She will have a studio at the Center.  At the end of her 9 month residency there will be a show of her art.

Anthropology Quarterly Issue has Strong Rice Participation

The latest issue of Anthropological Quarterly, a special issue on biopower and energopower, features articles by Professor Dominic Boyer and Associate Professor Cymene Howe, as well as reviews of Boyer's The Life Informatic: Newsmaking in the Digital Era and incoming Director of the Chao Center Sonia Ryang's Reading North Korea: An Ethnological Inquiry.

Dr Jeffrey Fleisher co-led a course on “walking with the ancients”

Students from four Rice schools gather in a unique course to construct virtual representations of ancient Roman and Swahili buildings with game software.

Rodwell Featured on KPFT, Houston's Community Public Radio Station

Graduate Student Elizabeth Rodwell was interviewed by Dr. Hank Roubicek, the chair of the communications department at the University of Houston, for the show So What's Your Story? She was invited to tell two stories about her life, but ended up talking about the link between storytelling and anthropology.

Howe and Boyer Issue Public Report on Wind Energy Research

Associate Professor Cymene Howe and Professor Dominic Boyer have released a public outcomes report on “The Political Culture of Wind Power Development in Southern Mexico," which is accessible on the NSF website. The report includes findings from 16 months of fieldwork in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Cultural Anthropology journal will return to Rice in 2015

Next year Rice University will become the home of Cultural Anthropology, the highest impact-rated journal in social-cultural anthropology.  Rice Anthropology professors, Dominic Boyer, Jim Faubion and Cymene Howe will serve as co-editors of the journal beginning in February 2015.

Howe's Intimate Activism Reviewed by Foreign Affairs

Assistant Professor Cymene Howe's book Intimate Activism: The Struggle for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua was reviewed by Foreign Affairs.