Sallie Han co-edits digital journal issue on “Imagining Change”

Sallie Han (Anthropology, SUNY Oneonta) and Jason Antrosio (Anthropology, Hartwick College) are the co-editors of the October 2018 issue Open Anthropology on the theme of “Imagining Change in Anthropology.”

Open Anthropology is an open access collection of journal articles created from the publications of the American Anthropological Association. The October 2018 issue is a companion to the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San Jose, California. In tandem with the conference theme of “Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation,” we highlight how anthropologists have imagined change, including historical selections that speak to changes within the discipline. We also include several selections emphasizing the imaging of change, from ethnographic film, to multimodal approaches, to the live social media documentation of Hurricane María.

All of the selections in this issue are available for free download here.


Alanna Rudzik publishes article on infant sleep and feeding

Alanna Rudzik (Anthropology) has recently published an article titled “Infant sleep and feeding in evolutionary perspective” in the International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, 6(1): 17-20.


Infant sleep and infant feeding are essential concerns for new parents who are learning to care for an infant. The expectations of infants with regard to feeding and sleep are fundamentally shaped by our evolutionary legacy as mammals and primates, as well as the more recent evolutionary history of our own human lineage. The first part of this article provides a review of our evolutionary legacy and how this legacy impacts infant biological expectations for proximity to caregivers, feeding and sleep. At the same time, humans are fundamentally biocultural: our biology is at all times shaped by and intertwined with culture. The second part of the article considers how, despite infants’ biological expectations, cultural assumptions can shape parental beliefs and practices about infant feeding and sleep, and provides solid evidence related to infant sleep duration and night-waking. This information can be used to educate and reassure new parents about normal infant sleep.


Milne to have extended hours for Open House

Milne Library will be open longer than a usual Saturday for Open House, which is Saturday, Oct. 27. The library will be open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.


•    Monday – Thursday                                               7:30 a.m. –1 a.m.

•    Friday                                                                     7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

•    Saturday                                                                      Noon –9 p.m.

•    Sunday                                                                        Noon –1 a.m.

UPD to hold second annual food drive

University Police will be on the Academic Quad on November 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. collecting non-perishable food items for the Food vs. Fuel Program. Help us fill the patrol car! Items that can be donated include canned goods, pasta, sauce, rice, peanut butter, crackers, tea, apple sauce, coffee, mac and cheese etc.

Your support is greatly appreciated.