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Professor Michael Herzfeld Awarded Honorary Greek Citizenship

Professor Michael Herzfeld Awarded Honorary Greek Citizenship

July 14, 2021

On July 8th, 2021, the official Greek government gazette announced that by Decree of the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou Michael Herzfeld (Ernest E. Monrad Research Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Anthropology), was awarded honorary Greek citizenship. The citation describes Herzfeld as “among the internationally leading social scientists who have contributed to, but during the second half of the 20th century have also played a catalytic role in, the fulfillment of two high aims: (a) the incorporation of Greece as an object of systematic...

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In Memoriam, Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies

In Memoriam, Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies

July 8, 2021

Professor Theodore Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies, died on July 1, 2021 after a long illness. Professor Bestor joined the Harvard Anthropology faculty in 2001 and served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology from 2007 to 2012. In 2011, he was named the Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies. From 2012 to 2018, he served as Director of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.

Ted Bestor was a leader in Anthropology and Asian Studies. He is widely known for his scholarship on...

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Professor Warinner's Study Explains Early Humans Ate Starch and Why It Matters

Professor Warinner's Study Explains Early Humans Ate Starch and Why It Matters

May 11, 2021
"We think we’re seeing evidence of a really ancient behavior that might have been part of encephalization — or the growth of the human brain,” said Harvard Professor Christina Warinner, Ph.D. ’10. “It’s evidence of a new food source that early humans were able to tap into in the form of roots, starchy vegetables, and seeds.” Read the article... Read more about Professor Warinner's Study Explains Early Humans Ate Starch and Why It Matters
In Memoriam: Sally Falk Moore, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Anthropology

In Memoriam: Sally Falk Moore, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Anthropology

May 3, 2021

Sally Falk Moore, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Anthropology, Emerita, died on May 2, 2021 at the age of 97. Professor Moore joined Harvard's Department of Anthropology in 1981. She was dean of the Graduate School from 1985 to 1989. In 2010, she was appointed affiliated professor of international legal studies at Harvard Law School.Before joining Harvard, Moore was chair of the anthropology section of the joint department of sociology and anthropology at the University of Southern California (1963–1977, 1969–1972) and a professor at University of California, Los Angeles (1977–1981) and...

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