The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology has announced its first group of faculty fellows, who will be using the museum’s collections to develop courses and course components during the 2013-2014 academic year. The Haffenreffer Faculty Fellows Program, supported by the provost and dDean of the College, provides recipients with a $2,000 stipend. The 2013-2014 fellows, who will use the Haffenreffer’s collections to teach about a range of topics and issues, are Elizabeth Hoover, assistant professor of American studies, who will teach the refashioning of objects for new uses; Paja Faudree, assistant professor of anthropology, who will look at the function of language and material culture as symbol systems; Peter van Dommelen, professor of archaeology, who will teach the material quality of colonial entanglements; and Ariella Azoulay, assistant professor of comparative literature and modern culture and media, who will examine how photographic collections articulate notions of land reform. Two other fellows — Stephen Houston, professor of anthropology, and Andrew Scherer assistant professor of anthropology — will co-teach an introductory course on anthropological archaeology and will share the award. The Haffenreffer’s collections include objects from every area of the world, with particular strengths in historic and prehistoric North, Middle, and South America, Africa, and South Asia.

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