Anthropology Dept

Dr. Christopher Emdin (B.S., ’01) Will Speak at the NYC Writing Project’s Conference on March 18

March 15, 2017 3:50 pm Alumni, Alumni Relations, Anthropology Dept, Biological Sciences Dept, Early Childhood and Childhood Education Dept, School of Education

As an undergraduate at Lehman College, Chris Emdin led a double life. An Anthro-Biochemistry major (B.S.,‘01) and self-described science geek, when he was not in class or a lab, Emdin was taking full advantage of the hip-hop culture that was thriving on campus. That included being at radio station WLCR, hanging out with the rappers […]

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Prof. Sanford Wins Third Fulbright Scholarship and Will Publish Two Books in 2016

April 4, 2016 12:42 pm Anthropology Dept, Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Professor Victoria Sanford has been awarded her third J. William Fulbright Scholarship and is awaiting the publication of two new books this year.

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Published Work of Lehman Professors Among Most Frequently Cited by Colleagues

December 4, 2015 3:44 pm Anthropology Dept, Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, Health Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Sociology Dept, Uncategorized

Eight studies published by seven Lehman professors are among the most frequently cited publications in their respective fields.

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Lehman Anthropologists Witness Historic European Refugee Crisis

October 28, 2015 1:02 pm Anthropology Dept, Faculty

The migrant and refugee crisis in Europe has been gaining momentum for several years but most of the world began taking notice after a series of tragic events made it impossible to ignore. Perhaps most notable were the photographs of a three-year-old toddler who had drowned off the coast of Greece while escaping war-torn Syria with his family.

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New Human Species Walked Like a Man According to Lehman Professor

October 6, 2015 11:50 am Anthropology Dept, In the News, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Professor Harcourt-Smith published a follow-up paper on the new human species Homo Naledi which suggests the species walked upright and also climbed.

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Lehman Professor Among the Researchers That Discovered New Human Species

September 11, 2015 5:00 pm Anthropology Dept, Research, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Professor William Harcourt-Smith led the team that analyzed the feet of the new human species Homo naledi.

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Lehman Hosts Two Film Festivals This Month: Reel Abilities and Human Rights

March 11, 2015 2:30 pm Alumni, Anthropology Dept, Political Science Dept, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Students

This semester Lehman College is hosting two separate film festivals that celebrate courage in different ways. The first is the Reel Abilities Film Festival which returns to Lehman for a third consecutive year, sponsored by Disability Services at Lehman College; the second is the Spring Human Rights Film Series, sponsored by the Center for Human […]

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Prof. Victoria Sanford to Give Talk on Transitional Justice at Washington College

February 25, 2015 4:56 pm Anthropology Dept, Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Throughout her academic career at Lehman College, cultural anthropologist Victoria Sanford (Professor and Chair, Anthropology; Director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies) has explored the complexities inherent in the fight for justice. Next week, on March 3, she delivers a talk at Washington College in Maryland, “Challenging Impunity in Domestic Courts: Human […]

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Professor Salamandra, a Leading Syrian Expert, Discusses Ways the War-Torn Nation Can ‘Emerge from the Ashes’

January 21, 2015 12:37 pm Anthropology Dept

The Syrian Civil War has been one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history, with a death toll of at least 191,000. The struggle has captured world headlines but the internecine warfare shows no signs of abating after nearly four years. The war’s impact is just beginning to be understood and artists and scholars from […]

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Daily Beast: The Oldest Cave Art May Not Be in Europe

October 16, 2014 8:53 am Anthropology Dept, In the News

Eric Delson, a paleoanthropologist at Lehman College of the City University of New York told the New York Times that he prefers the idea that art developed far before the migration due to the fact that “many of the cultural features once thought to have developed in western Eurasia in fact occurred far earlier in Africa.”

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Prof. Eric Delson Weighs In On Recent Discovery of Cave Paintings in Indonesia

October 10, 2014 12:22 pm Anthropology Dept, Faculty, Provost

Paleoanthropologist Eric Delson of Lehman’s Anthropology Department was quoted in an article in the New York Times about the recent discovery of cave paintings found on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

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Anthony L. LaRuffa, Anthropologist, Italian-American Studies Expert, and Champion of Adult Learning Programs, Dies

October 10, 2014 11:57 am Anthropology Dept, Faculty

Anthropology Professor Emeritus Anthony L. LaRuffa died from cancer on September 20. He retired in 2012 after 51 years of service to Lehman College and Hunter College in the Bronx.

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