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Musaraj’s New Book Examines Pyramid Schemes in Post-Socialist Albania

Musaraj’s New Book Examines Pyramid Schemes in Post-Socialist Albania

Dr. Smoki Musaraj‘s new book, Tales from Albarado: Pyramid Schemes and Ponzi Logic of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania, is an ethnographic piece that tells the story of how the collapse of large Albanian pyramid firms resulted in anarchy and nearly a civil war. Musaraj outlines how people from all walks […]

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September 8, 2020 at 6:04 amResearch

Curran Digs into Animal Fossils in Romania in Search of Human Migration Answers

Dr. Sabrina Curran

If early human ancestors (hominins) dispersing from Africa into Eurasia 2 million years ago moved through southern Romania, they would have found monkeys on foot rather than in trees, short-necked giraffes, rhinos, and saber-toothed cats—quite different from the Europe of today. During the early Pleistocene of Eurasia, these hominins also […]

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September 4, 2020 at 9:09 amResearch

Book Launch | Musaraj and Mëhilli Discuss Ponzi Schemes and Postsocialist Transformations, Oct. 1

Book Launch | Musaraj and Mëhilli Discuss Ponzi Schemes and Postsocialist Transformations, Oct. 1

The Center for Law, Justice & Culture hosts a book launch for Dr. Smoki Musaraj’s new book, Tales from Albarado: Ponzi Logics of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania (Cornell UP, 2020) on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. Musaraj will be joined by Dr. Elidor Mëhilli to talk about the book’s […]

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September 2, 2020 at 4:15 pmEvents

Alumni News | Frisch Reduces Material Waste With Quilting Business

Frisch with the star quilt she made. Courtesy of Janice E. Frisch

by Alex Paoletti ’20 Following graduation, Janice Frisch ’07 studied at Indiana University Bloomington and earned her M.A. in Folklore and her Ph.D. in Folklore. There she had the opportunity to work with the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska for her research on shifts in American quilting styles. Her […]

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June 16, 2020 at 2:25 pmAlumni

Rosen, Thankachan Research Technology for Teaching in India

Dr. Matthew Rosen

Dr. Matthew Rosen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Ohio University, together with Dr. Briju Thankachan, Director of Curriculum and Assessment Design and Improvement at OHIO’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Dr. Divya Chandrasenan, Assistant Professor of Education at University of Kerala, India, received an INTEL-funded Major Research grant from […]

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May 11, 2020 at 7:55 amResearch

Six Anthropology Students Inducted into Lambda Alpha

Kailee Sites

Six Ohio University students from the Sociology & Anthropology Department were inducted into Lambda Alpha. Established in 1968, Lambda Alpha national anthropology honor society both acknowledges and rewards academic excellence, supporting scholarship and research by acknowledging and honoring superior achievement in the discipline among students engaged in the study of […]

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April 26, 2020 at 3:02 pmNews

Sue-Yeon Ryu Awarded Anthropology Engagement Award

Sue-Yeon Ryu in Miami, FL, during her 2019 winter break.

Ohio University junior Sue-Yeon Ryu was awarded the Anthropology Engagement Award by the Sociology & Anthropology Department. Ryu is majoring in Anthropology in the Honors Tutorial College. She also added a major in Economics. “Since joining HTC anthropology, Sue has been an active student within the program and beyond,” says Dr. […]

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April 26, 2020 at 12:39 pmNews