May 31, 2013
Can a Historian Lead Berkeley's Anthropologists? Department Is Split Over an Interim Chair
The anthropology department at the University of California at Berkeley has long been an esteemed center of scholarship, if also a contentious place. Next year it's going to be run by a historian.
The decision to appoint an interim chair from outside the department has angered several of the department's most senior and respected members, who describe the move as an affront to departmental self-governance—and a slight to them personally.
The move, however, also has