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Curran searches for clues to human dispersal into Europe along the Danube River

Curran searches for clues to human dispersal into Europe along the Danube River

From Ohio University News Early human ancestors (hominins) dispersing from Africa into Eurasia 2 million years ago would have found a hospitable environment to enter Europe through southern Romania along the Danube River and its tributaries, says an Ohio University anthropologist. An international research team is working to find evidence […]

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June 28, 2021 at 1:02 pmResearch

Rosen Receives Baker Fund Award for Work on Little-Known Literary Community in Albania

Dr. Matthew Rosen

Dr. Matt Rosen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, was one of five Ohio University faculty receiving John C. Baker Fund awards for research, scholarship and creative work during spring semester 2021. Endowed in 1961 by a gift of more than $612,000 from 1926 College of Arts & Sciences graduate Edwin L. […]

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May 11, 2021 at 2:38 pmResearch

Musaraj Presents At Webinar Honoring Late Law & Society Scholar Sally Engle Merry

Dr. Smoki Musaraj

Dr. Smoki Musaraj, Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, gave a virtual presentation titled “Doing an Ethnography of Corruption” on Jan. 15 as a part of a webinar series honoring the late Dr. Sally Engle Merry (1944-2020). Merry was a professor of anthropology at New York University. […]

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February 1, 2021 at 3:19 pmResearch

Duschinski, Malik Publish Special Issue on War & Suffering in Kashmir

Dr. Haley Duschinski

Dr. Haley Duschinski and Inshah Malik recently co-edited a special issue of the journal HIMALAYA on War and Suffering in Kashmir that challenges Eurocentric and Indocentric approaches to the Kashmir dispute and instead examines the suffering of the Kashmiri people from their own vantage point. Duschinski is Associate Professor of […]

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January 4, 2021 at 11:39 amResearch

Duschinski Presents Expert Commentary, Publishes Special Issue on Kashmir

Dr. Haley Duschinski

On Aug. 12, Dr. Haley Duschinski, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Ohio University, contributed expert commentary on a congressional briefing focusing on the human rights situation in Indian-Administered Kashmir. This briefing, titled Kashmir a Year On: Human Rights, Democratic Suppression and Conflict with China, focused on the implications of India’s […]

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October 19, 2020 at 11:24 pmNews

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