“AnthroCentral” is a publication of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.



This page is designed to share important information for Anthropology Department Faculty, Staff, and Students.  
If you have any questions or ideas for additional content, contact Beverly at
bmorrison@umass.edu or Shelley at sbellor@anthro.umass.edu.

Updated 5/25/2021


Summer Session 2 Begins: July 6th

8/27: Graduate School new student orientation

Grad students deadline to file for Sept. 1 degree date is August 31

Fall 21 classes begins September 1


Congrats to Catie Kitrinos for successfully passing her MA Thesis Exam


5/28: Prospectus Presentation: Meredith Degyansky 1:00-2:30 pm

Title: Noticing, Cultivating, and Embodying Relational Worlds on/with/as part of a 7-acre Plot of Land in Western Massachusetts

Zoom: https//umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/92875558963

5/30: MA General Exam: Kay Mattena     2:00pm

6/21: Dissertation Defense: Drew Best
Location: Machmer W17 (if in person) @10:00 am OR
Diversity and Evolution of Human Eccrine Sweat Gland Density


Below are the various department meetings which have already been confirmed.  Stay tuned for additional meetings to be added as their schedule dates and time are confirmed.   All meetings are via ZOOM unless otherwise noted.

Fall Semester begins September 1, 2021

Department Forms, Lists, and More

Click on each link to access and/or download each.ravel Card / ProCard Use Request Form
Department Travel Card Use Info

Expense Reimbursement Form

Map of Machmer Hall

Department Faculty Service Roles

The complete list of Faculty Service Roles for the Academic Year 2020-2021 is below.

Personnel Committee

Chair: Brigitte Holt

Members:  Haeden Stewart, Lynnette Arnold

SBS Pers. Com. Representative Nominee:

Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Graduate Studies Program

Chair/Director: Jason Kamilar

Members: Amanda Walker Johnson, Todd Disotell, Elizabeth Krause, Spring 2021, Shelley Silva

Curriculum Committee

Chair: Julie Hemment

Members: Krista Harper, Boone Shear, Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Achsah Dorsey, Shelley Silva

Academic Schedule Administrator: Hemment/Silva

Colloquium Coordinator(s):

Felicity Aulino, Nick Caverly
Danielle Raad, Caroline Devane

Undergraduate Program

Director: Krista Harper

Chief Undergrad. Advisor, Internship/Experiential Ed. Coordinator: Boone Shear

Ad Hoc Undergraduate Advising (registration period): Lynnette Sievert

Honors Coordinator: Ventura Perez/Amanda Walker Johnson

Internship/Experimental Education Coordinator:
Boone Shear

Collections Management & Repatriation Advisory:

Sonya Atalay
Collections Members: Brigitte Holt, Ventura Perez, Julie Woods

CERP MA Program:

Jen Sandler Fall, Boone Shear Spring

MSP Representative: Boone Shear, Betsy Krause

Faculty Senate Representative: Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Graduate Student Info

Deadline for May 2021 Degree is April 14th

Graduate Students

Deadlines for February 1, 2022 Degree:  December (TBA) is the final day to submit all paperwork, uploads and Eligibility Forms to the Graduate School.

Deadlines for May 2021 Degree:  April 14  is the final day to submit all paperwork, uploads and Eligibility Forms Due 3/31 to the Graduate School for May 10 degree.

Deadlines for September 1, 2021 Degree: August 31, 2021 is the final day to submit all paperwork, uploads, and Eligibility Forms to the Graduate School for the Sept. 1 degree.

Deadlines Applications/GSR etc:
Graduate Study Review: Students Info Due Sept. 11 | Faculty Summary Due Sept. 25
Graduate Travel Award:  Fall: Sept. 2021  | Spring: Due March 1,  2021
Sylvia Forman Graduate Scholarship:  March 24,  2021
Dept. Pre-Dissertation Research Awards Winter/Spring 2021:  March 30, 2021
 Richard B. Woodbury Award: TBA

TA Applications Fall 21-Spring 22: February 26, 2021
Lab Coordinators: February 26, 2021
CPE Applications FA21-WT22-SP22: April 9, 2021
RAP Teaching Applications : February 26, 2021
Armelagos-Swedlund Graduate Research Award: April 23, 2021
Dissertation Writing Fellowship: March 31, 2021
Armelagos-Swedlund Dissertation Writing Fellowship: Due April 9, 2021
Graduate Advising Week: April 12-16, 2021
MA Assessments meetings scheduled for Wednesday, TBA

 Notices, & Other Miscellany

For our travelers, remember to submit your pre-travel authorization online prior to the date of your travel to ensure the controller’s office will approve your travel reimbursements.  If you need assistance, be sure to ask Grace or Beverly. 

Alum Newsletters Are Here!

The alumni newsletter has become our new annual publication, featuring all of our great events for each year in review and tons of fantastic photos, to keep our alums and friends updated on the amazing things we’re doing.

2018-2019 Newsletter  Click here to open the pdf

The 2017-2018 Issue is here! Click here to open the PDF

2016-2017 Issue.  Click here to open the PDF



Do you know an undergrad considering Anthropology as a major?
Or, do you know someone who wants to learn more about our undergraduate program?  A new brochure is available for anyone interested.  Click here to view, download, and share the new brochure.


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