The University of Massachusetts Amherst

2020 Department Newsletter

2020 Newsletter
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

We’re delighted to present to you the fourth edition of Being Human, the UMass Department of Anthropology’s Annual Report for 2020.  This is a year like no other.  As we publish this report, we’re facing a pandemic that has dramatically altered our lives.  At this time of uncertainty and precarity, the deep knowledge that anthropology provides for understanding the intersection of biology, political economy, and culture is needed ever more urgently, and we have stepped up to accept the challenge.  The Anthropology Department has really pulled together, putting care for our students and one another as our top priority.  Despite the uncertainty, our goal is to let you know all the wonderful things we’ve been doing and to give you a preview of some of the great things to come.  

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