It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sarah M. Nelson, Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Distinguished University Professor, on April 27, 2020. Sarah retired after 45 years of service to DU. In addition to her outstanding research and teaching, she served as Interim Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and on numerous committees.
Nicole Herzog joined the Anthropology Department as assistant professor this fall. Her courses aim to help students better navigate the complexity of the human landscape, from how we understand the evolutionary basis of human sexuality and sexual expression, to using behavioral research to learn about our closest relatives.
DU’s Anthropology Department welcomes new Assistant Professor and Cultural Anthropologist Kelly Fayard. A former assistant dean and director for the Native American Cultural Center at Yale College, Fayard will be teaching “Indigenous Feminisms” and “Contemporary Issues of Native North America" this winter.
Regina Huang, a 2019 anthropology master’s graduate who originally hails from Taiwan, has done her thesis work on the Amache Museum, which holds the history of Colorado’s only Japanese American internment camp during World War II.
Julian Nilsson, a cultural anthropology master’s student and self-described “people person,” has thrived studying and celebrating various people groups through academics, research, and a diverse array of extracurriculars.