Amy Rothschild wins two prestigious awards

Congratulations to Amy Rothschild, who has won two prestigious awards- The Dan David Prize for Studies on History and Memory from Tel Aviv University  and The 2014 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation, “Victims versus Veterans: Human Rights, Nationalism, and Memory in Post-Conflict East Timor.”  The Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship is one of the most competitive dissertation fellowship competitions in the country, selecting only the top 4% of applicants to become Fellows. This year, there were almost 600 applicants, from which 22 Fellows were chosen.

Way to go, Amy!!!


MerBear 2014 Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the UCLA-UCSD Grad Student Workshop on Culture and Mind, to be held at UC San Diego on April 19, 2014.

This is the third version of this meeting, which will bring together faculty and graduate students interested in the intersections of culture and mind. 

The format will be a workshop with short presentations on current research and open discussion.

The abstract should be between 250-300 words. Please include a set of 5 keywords.

Submission Deadline is Friday, March 21, 2014.

Register here


the link for online registration is:

Anthro student wins Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge Award

Please join us in congratulating  ANAR 111 undergraduate student Sneha Jayaprakash who is featured on the front page of ‘This Week @ San Diego’ .  Sneha is also working for the Anthro dept. in the Levantine – Cyber-archaeology Lab and Qualcomm Institute Scientific Visualization group led by Tom DeFanti on the ArchaeoSTOR database program.

Sneha won a $10K 2013 Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge Award for Change for developing a mobile app to engage students with volunteerism and social issues.

Study Abroad in Spain this summer for your Anth Major!

Attention Undergrads:

 ANAR 158GS and ANAR 159GS that will be offered this summer session 1 in Toledo, Spain.

These two courses will be taught by our very own Prof. Goldstein through the Global Seminars Program over the course of five weeks.

This course can count towards the Archaeology concentration, or as your electives for Biological Anth and Sociocultura Anth.  Additionally, this course has already been pre-approved for the Check out more information on the course at:

For those of you worried about the cost, find more information about fees and financial aid here: