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In Memoriam: Emeritus Professor Charles Faulkner

Charles H. “Charlie” Faulkner, UT Professor Emeritus, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2022.  He was a loving husband, father, […]

Mac Archer featured in news report on Haiti’s orphanages!

Cultural Anthropology doctoral candidate Mac Archer was featured in a recently published report on the online news magazine Buzzfeed. Below […]

Graduate Student Spotlight: Tatianna Griffin

October 27, 2021 | Original Article from the UTK Office of Research, Innovation & Economic Development |  In…

We mapped the ‘super-highways’ the First Australians used to cross the ancient land

Author provided/The Conversation, Author provided Stefani Crabtree, Santa Fe Institute; Alan N Williams, UNSW; Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Flinders University; […]

Cultural Values and Demographics Impact COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have collaborated on two studies examining the socioeconomic factors involved in the spread […]

Simek, Carroll Receive 2020 Patty Jo Watson Award

Jan Simek, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, and Beau Carroll, anthropology graduate student, received the 2020 Patty Jo Watson Award for […]

Remembering Dr. Rebecca Klenk

Obituary from The Daily Times   Rebecca Klenk died of pancreatic cancer, peacefully at home in Maryville, Tennessee, at the […]

Department Statement on Anti-Racism

Ongoing acts of state and state-sponsored violence against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are steeped in centuries of […]

Bentley, Shteynberg, Garthoff Publish Interdisciplinary Paper on Collective Learning

Alex Bentley, head of the Department Anthropology, published an interdisciplinary paper with Associate Professor of Psychology Garriy Shteynberg and Associate […]

Bentley, Devlin Honored at College Awards Banquet

The 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards banquet took place Thursday, December 5 at the Holiday Inn Downtown. […]

DDHR Graduate Hera Jay Brown Is Named Rhodes Scholar

The faculty of the Disasters, Displacement and Human Rights Program (DDHR) would like to honor and celebrate our remarkable student, Hera […]

Heath, Hollenbach Receive Chesapeake Cultural Studies Grant

Anthropology Professor Barbara Heath and Assistant Professor Kandi Hollenbach received a $24,461 grant from The Conservation Fund to continue research […]

Bentley Publishes Study Confirming Link Between Secular Countries and Future Economic Growth

New research measuring the importance of religion in 109 countries spanning the entire 20th century has reignited an age-old debate […]

Jantz Awarded for Service

Richard Jantz, professor emeritus, received the Anthropology Section Service Award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences during the 70th […]

New Research Provides Insight to Sea-Level Rise and Archaeological Site Destruction

Sea-level rise may impact vast numbers of archaeological and historic sites, cemeteries, and landscapes on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts […]

Anthropology student speaks at Strong Hall opening

  On Friday Sept 8, the UT community joined to celebrate the grand opening of Strong Hall, following the $114 […]