Dr. Michael Paolisso and Graduate students at the Univeristy of Maryland were featured in TERP magazine in an article titled The Tides That Bind, authoredby Liam Farrell. The article focuses on their work on the Deal Island Peninsula and the people that deal with problems of climate change daily. The article shows the importance that BSOS and UMD can have in a local, Maryland community. Read the full article here.
UMD Anthropology faculty and students focus on challenges faced by local DACA recipients
When the Trump administration announced in early September intentions to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Christina Getrich knew her research plans for the coming year would change drastically.
The UMD Heritage Lectures are intended as a broad venue for discussion on the study of past societies and the dynamics of social change, the management of historic resources, the politics of public engagement, and the diverse array of contemporary projects and struggles in which the past becomes mobilized for social, political, economic, and moral purposes.
Opioid overdose is now the leading cause of accidental injury death in the United States, surpassing both motor vehicle accidents and death by firearms. Specifically in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, the opioid overdose death rate nearly tripled between 1999 and 2015, claiming a cumulative 2,449 lives during that period. Figures like these led a White House commission to urge President Donald Trump to declare the U.S. opioid epidemic a national state of emergency in a report issued in late July.
If you ask Andrea López, an assistant professor in the UMD Department of Anthropology, it’s a call to action that’s long overdue.
Dr. Thurka Sangaramoorthy was featured in the Society for Medical Anthropology's Inaugural Series Edition on Improving Policy to Address Migrant Health, which was published on August 4th. Improving Policy to Address Migrant Health features policy insights from three anthropologists, including Dr. Sangaramoorthy, on border and migrant health and the relevance of medical anthropology.
Researchers with the University of Maryland Department of Anthropology and School of Public Health are calling attention to the unique and complex challenges faced by older Black women living with HIV in Prince George’s County, Md.
Megan E. Springate is a graduate of the MAA and PhD programs in the Anthropology Department at the University of Maryland. An historical archaeologist, her dissertation focused on capitalism and identity creation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries at a former resort site and women's retreat in New York State's Adirondack Park.