The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology has announced its newest group of faculty fellows, who will be using the museum’s collections to support the development of courses and course components for the 2014-15 academic year. The Haffenreffer Faculty Fellows Program provides recipients with $1,000 that may be used either for supplemental salary or course development expenses. The new fellows are:
- Paja Faudree, assistant professor of anthropology, who will teach about a range of topics and issues including the function of language and material culture as symbol systems;
- Cathy Lutz, professor of anthropology, who will examine the role of material culture in the human practice and experience of war;
- Courtney Martin, assistant professor of the history of art and architecture, who will research the development of an object-based pedagogy for the teaching of global history of art and architecture;
- Itohan Osayimwese, assistant professor of the history of art and architecture, who will investigate “Africa” as both a construct and a concrete geographic entity; and
- Patricia Rubertone, professor of anthropology, who will examine the relationships of objects to differing claims about the past. 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.