The College is excited to immerse students in the world of Indigenous studies with a new interdisciplinary minor.
In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day (October 10), and the College’s connection to the tribe, Barnard and Columbia University honor the Picuris Pueblo with weeklong events.
The first year of the breakthrough program is inspiring a diverse cadre of determined, creative change-makers.
The anthropology major (above, second from left) reflects on her nearly decade-long journey as a climate activist — from first recognizing the importance of reversing climate change in middle school to becoming a sustainability leader at Barnard College.
It is with heavy hearts that we mark the passing of Paul Farmer—medical anthropologist, physician, champion of public health, and social activist. Farmer worked tirelessly to care and advocate for the sick and the dying, especially among those who were marginalized, overlooked, and shunned. His mark is everywhere within the field of medical anthropology, inspiring more than one generation of students to study medical anthropology, work at the intersection of anthropology and public health, and add their shoulder to the wheel of efforts to end deeply-entrenched health disparities locally and globally. Indeed, Farmer's name is synonymous with the idea of “structural violence,” a term he introduced to our discipline's lexicon decades ago. We have lost an important elder far, far too soon. A great tree has fallen.
In The Ancient Table: The Archeology of Cooking and Cuisine, students study how food has been made, shared, and eaten throughout history.