Tag Archives: HRAF

HRAF Global Scholar: Aklilu Alemu Ambo

HRAF Global Scholar: Aklilu Alemu Ambo, Ph.D. Title: Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership University Affiliation: Madda Walabu University Research Topic: A comparative study of education systems and cultures Aklilu Alemu Ambo received his…

HRAF Global Scholar: Stephen Asatsa

HRAF Global Scholar: Stephen Asatsa, Ph.D. Title: Head of the Department of Psychology University Affiliation: The Catholic University of Eastern Africa Research Topic: Traditional Luhya Mourning Rituals: A Cultural Evolutionary Approach to Understanding Community Wellbeing…

HRAF celebrates Anthropology Day 2023

On Monday, February 20, the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University hosted a celebration in honor of Anthropology Day, the yearly event for anthropologists to share our discipline with the public. HRAF Director of Membership and…

Summer Institutes for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research 2023

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in a grant to the Human Relations Area Files (BCS #2020156), is supporting three years of Summer Institutes for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research. These Summer Institutes will train faculty, researchers, and…

HRAF membership director interviewed for NPR segment on romantic kissing

The phenomenon of romantic kissing continues to fascinate people around the world. While people in western societies often take for granted the notion that romantic partners express their desire for one another through open-mouthed kissing,…

Teferi Adem reflects on his experience as a Fulbright Scholar

My Fulbright Experience to Ethiopia, 2022-23 by Teferi Abate Adem, HRAF Research Anthropologist Conducting follow-up extensive ethnographic fieldwork in the Wollo area of Ethiopia has been a deeply felt dream of mine over the last…

A Cross-Cultural Study of Uniformity in Dress

Why do people in some societies dress in uniform or standardized ways, whereas in other societies individuals display considerable variability in dress? Tentative answers to this question will appear as an article titled “Uniformity in…