A closer look at the diabetes disaster

In a new book, Amy Moran-Thomas examines how diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in countries across the world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 17, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: health medicine anthropology latin-america research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences developing-countries books-and-authors health-science-and-technology

How to make a book last for millennia

Study of Dead Sea Scroll sheds light on a lost ancient parchment-making technology.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 6, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: history anthropology research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering materials-science-and-engineering middle-east

A “pacemaker” for North African climate

Study shows the Sahara swung between lush and desert conditions every 20,000 years, in sync with monsoon activity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 2, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: africa geology environment climate anthropology research weather school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

Discovering hidden stories in the Flint water crisis | MIT News

Graduate student Elena Sobrino looks beyond the headlines to study interactions between the city’s people and institutions.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
June 24, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  pollution  history  anthropology  water  graduate  profile  social-sciences  research  students  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  technology-and-society  humanities  program-in-sts

Candis Callison SM '02 PhD '10, professor and award-winning journalist, to speak at 2018 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods | MIT News

MIT Institute Events • mit
April 3, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  history  anthropology  journalism  alumniae  commencement  special-events-and-guest-speakers  comparative-media-studieswriting  program-in-sts  shass

A magician’s imperial mission | MIT News

MIT scholar’s book illuminates how magic became a tool for Western “reason” — and helped form the field of anthropology.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 27, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  history  anthropology  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  books-and-authors  shass

Stefan Helmreich conducts fieldwork aboard the unique FLIP ship | MIT News

MIT anthropologist is researching how scientists understand waves.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Feb. 16, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  anthropology  research  faculty  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  shass  ocean-science

Why some Muslim clerics become jihadists | MIT News

In his new book, political scientist Richard Nielsen proposes a “blocked ambition” hypothesis.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 9, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  anthropology  religion  data  social-sciences  research  political-science  books-and-authors  shass  middle-east

Magic, a microcosm of modern culture | MIT News

Anthropologist Graham Jones has turned a fascination with magic into a career.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 25, 2017 ~9 min

Tags:  anthropology  profile  social-sciences  faculty  shass

In search of a meaningful life | MIT News

Popular MIT anthropology course offers contemplation and dialogue on life's big questions.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering • mit
June 15, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  anthropology  philosophy  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  humanities  shass

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