The Princeton University Department of Anthropology, which offers both an undergraduate major and a Ph.D. program, takes an interpretive approach to contemporary realities and to the social worlds that people create and inhabit. We are interested in the comparative study of cultures, their interplay and relation to the past. Read full overview»
Saturday, April 2, 3:00-3:50pm
Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri is an Indian-Canadian-British director, photographer, and digital artist. Known for her award-winning films and photos, and her work with celebrities, fashion magazines and ad campaigns, David Bowie was the mentor who launched her careers as both photographer and director, commissioning her first celebrity portrait for his album cover "Heathen" while she was a student at Princeton, and a dozen years later, commissioning her to direct her first major music video, for his favorite song "Valentine's Day" on his chart-topping album "The Next Day." Shinjini Das of the Huffington Post reports, "Indrani is internationally recognized for her extensive work on social causes and her video and stills campaigns."
See Indrani Pal-Cahudhuri's portfolio here.
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES
FEBRUARY 23, 2016 4:30 – 6:00 PM – 219 AARON BURR HALL
What role do regular people play in the criminal justice system? This is the fundamental question behind 2016 Lois Roth award winner Anna Offit’s dissertation research. In order to gain a comparative international perspective, she is spending the 2015-16 academic year at the University of Oslo working on her Fulbright project, “The jury is out: An Ethnographic Study of Lay Participation in Norway.”
As the project title suggests, Offit’s field is Anthropology. She also has a law degree and a keen interest in how the criminal justice system works in practice. Norway, which is about to reform and possibly eliminate its jury system, was a natural place for Offit to conduct field research. By observing trials and interviewing lawyers, judges, and politicians, she seeks to understand how those who oversee and implement the justice system view lay participation in it. In particular, she wonders how those views affect the way the system functions and what reforms might be made.
The Lois Roth award provides funding for student Fulbright grantees in the humanities, social sciences, and the visual and performing arts to augment their projects. With Lois Roth award support, Offit will be able to expand her fieldwork to Tromsø in northern Norway. In addition to increasing the number of legal actors Offit can interview and observe, a stay in Tromsø will allow her to explore questions of jury representativeness as they pertain to the indigenous Sami population.
The Lois Roth Endowment, established to honor the life of the diplomat for whom it is named, seeks to promote “….dialogue across national, linguistic, disciplinary and cultural boundaries, focusing on countries that were especially important to Lois in her life and career.” Roth was a Fulbright grantee in Sweden and worked at the American Scandinavian Foundation before starting her career in the Foreign Service. By presenting an award to a Fulbright grantee in Norway every year, the Endowment pays tribute to Roth’s experiences, interests, and passions including her particular fondness for the Nordic countries.
Visiting Anthropology professor Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography for his “scientific contributions to anthropology." Created in 1881, the prize is awarded every third year to a “seminal scholar in anthropology." It is presented by the King of Sweden on Vega Day, the 24th of April, which celebrates the return of Adolf Erik Nordenkiöld after his successful completion of the Northeast Passage around Siberia. Other anthropologists who have received the prize include Fredrick Barth, Jack Goody, Visitor (2011) in the School of Social Science, Veena Das, Ulf Hannerz and, most recently, Paul Stoller.