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Ebenezer Adeyemi

Identifying Advocacy Methods for Marginalized Communities

Growing up in Nigeria, Ebenezer Adeyemi noticed the resource gap between local communities and often wondered what led to this imbalance. Jumping to the present, you will find him working to answer these same questions as he pursues a doctorate in anthropology. Adeyemi is focusing his studies on local and global factors contributing to inequity as well as the ways marginalized communities can advocate for themselves to address – with an emphasis on how they can gain better access to healthcare.

Alumni news: Alejandro Muzzio (PhD 2019) receives teaching award

Alejandro Muzzio teaches Anthropology at Howard Community College in Maryland. He was recently awarded for his teaching and has been recognized as an inspiring faculty colleague.

University of Iowa medical anthropologists study the lived experiences of COVID-19 vaccine recipients

The public has learned much in the early months of 2021 about the medical efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. But what about how individual patients feel about their experiences receiving a vaccination, and how they talk about it with others?
2021 Iowa Lakeside Lab Archaeological Field School Announcement

Registration open for 2021 Iowa Lakeside Lab Archaeological Field School

John Doershuk, State Archaeologist and Office of the State Archeologist Director, will lead the four-week course. Participants will be introduced to the essential methods of field archaeology including artifact identification, site mapping, excavation techniques, artifact processing, and beginning analytical methods. The field school will include lectures on Iowa archaeology and the culture history sequence of western Iowa as well as day trips to the Sanford Museum in Cherokee, Iowa and the Dixon Oneota site, and possibly the Blood Run National Historic Landmark, Jeffers Petroglyphs, and Pipestone National Monument.

Laura Graham is a SLA Outreach Award Winner for 2020

Laura Graham has been awarded a SLA Outreach Award in recognition of urgent long-term scholar activist work with A’uwẽ-Xavante of central Brazil, and more recently with the Wayuu of Venezuela.

Elana Buch's book awarded an Eileen Basker Memorial Prize

Elana Buch's book "Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care" was just awarded an Eileen Basker Memorial Prize from the Society for Medical Anthropology.

Emily Wentzell's NPR interview on vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations are under the microscope – inspiring hope and a possible end to the pandemic, but the rapid production and approval of multiple vaccines can raise concerns from the public.

Giving back to her communities - Savannah DeGroot

Savannah DeGroot doesn’t like to sit still. The fourth-year anthropology student normally can be found running from class to class and meeting to meeting—at least during non-COVID-19 times. And the groups and activities she finds most important are the ones that allow her to do work that is near and dear to her heart.

Professor Laurie Graham elected president for SALSA

In May, Professor Laurie Graham was elected president-elect (2020-2023) and president (2023-2027) of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America.

UI student Lucas Fagre awarded coveted dual-country Fulbright award to Bulgaria and Romania

Lucas Fagre, who received a BS in global health and a BA in anthropology from the University of Iowa in May 2019, is the winner of a Fulbright Study/Research grant in public health to Bulgaria and Romania for 2020-21.