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David Lanni, '13

David at Graduation

i.     What got you interested in Anthropology?

I transferred to Brockport with a major in anthropology after completing my Associates Degree at Genesee Community College. After taking an online class on cultural anthropology at GCC, I decided that it was the right fit for me to work towards when I transferred. While at Brockport I was able to focus more on honing in on my interests which was museum studies and public history. By working at the Emily L. Knapp Museum in Brockport and the Rochester Museum and Science Center I was able to see how a degree in something you love to do can be used to build a career.

ii.     How would you describe your learning experience as an anthropology major at Brockport?

My time as an anthropology major at Brockport was a blast! Being such a small department it truly felt like a family environment. Whenever I needed assistance with anything I knew I could always email, call, or visit any of my professors. I was able to build great friendships with all of my classmates through classes and Anthro club. My most memorable experiences in Brockport revolve around working at the Emily L. Knapp Museum. Working with the various collections (mostly antique farm equipment) shaped my future goals and allowed me something to work towards achieving.

 Dr. Ramsay and David Lanni at Graduation Party

iii.     What are your future plans?

My future plans are to attend Syracuse University to complete my Master’s in Museum studies. In the mean time I have been volunteering at the Rochester Museum and Science Center building my experience.

Last Updated 5/28/14


Dr. Zinni's book project, “A Palimpsest of Place: Technologies of Memory, Landscape, and Folklife in Western New York,” has been selected by the University of Illinois Press for the 2015 Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World workshop, a collaborative publishing initiative of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society and with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dr. Zinni was honored in 2015 faculty/staff recognition program by Office of Special Disabilities (OSD) for assisting and contributing to our students with disabilities.

Dr. Ramsay published an article: Ramsay, J.H. and Eger, A. 2015. Analysis of Archaeobotanical Material from the Tupras Field project of the Kinet Höyük Excavations. Journal of Islamic Archaeology 2 (1): 35-50.

Dr. Feldman was recently on the Coy Barefoot Show (2 radio 30 minute shows) in May and June 2015:
The Coy Barefoot Show, 107.5 FM (Charlottesville, VA), 2015 (two 30 minute shows on “Same Sex Marriage” and “Baltimore, the Police, and African Americans”).

Dr. Feldman chaired a session and gave a presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology meeting in March: “Panic and Stigma: Similarities and Differences of the HIV/AIDS and Ebola Crises,” paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), Pittsburgh, March 2015

Dr. Keating publishes an article on Cambodia in "The Indigenous World 2015," published by the International Working Group on Indigenous Affairs. (IWGIA). Copenhagen.

Dr. Keating participates in the 14th UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City, April 20–21.

Dr. Keating presents a paper at the Association for Asian Studies Conference in Chicago, March 25–29.

Dr. Esara Carroll presents her research on refugee resettlement at the Society
for Applied Anthropology, March 2015.

Dr. Esara Carroll talks about International Women's Day on WXXI's Morning
Edition radio program, March 2015.

Dr. Ramsay publishes two articles in Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, February 2015 and March 2015.