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Hands-On Opportunities

Anthropology students have many opportunities within and beyond the classroom to hone their skills, explore the diverse possibilities of the field, and gain invaluable career preparation. For example, our students have…

  • participated in summer archaeological field school programs in Jordan, Israel and Italy
  • sat in on United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • studied Food and Culture of the Aegean during a summer program in Greece and Turkey
  • worked in the recently renovated Anthropology Lab on campus to analyze ancient plants, human skeletal remains, and zooarchaeological artifacts
  • merged anthropological and marketing concepts with observational data of a local retail store to propose a marketing plan for improving sales
  • partnered with the City Historian’s Office on an oral history project
  • experienced Native American events, including treaty commemorations and art exhibits
  • interned at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, the Emily Knapp Museum in Brockport, Mary’s Place refugee outreach center, the Hillside Family of Agencies, AIDS Rochester, Oak Orchard Community Health Center, and government agencies like the New York State Office of Human Rights

 Check out some of the opportunities below:

  • Independent Study and Directed Senior Honors Thesis Projects
    • Department faculty work closely with students on research projects of mutual interest for independent study credit. Excelling students have the opportunity to pursue a senior honors project under faculty supervision.  Please contact any of the Department faculty for more information.
  • Museum Internship Program at the Emily L. Knapp Museum of Brockport History
    • Students work in varying projects of museology, including curation, registration, conservation, interpretation, exhibition, and museum management.  Please contact Dr. Keating or Dr. Ramsay for more information.
  • Ethnographic Research
    • Both in and outside the classroom, our majors are putting their "book" skills into practice.
  • Scholars Day
    • Every year Anthropology majors and minors present original works of analysis or research at this annual event.

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Last Updated 3/10/15

News

Dr. Esara Caroll organized/chaired a two-part panel called "Fieldworkers' Insights into Refugee Resettlement" and presented a paper at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Vancouver, BC, March 29–31, 2016

Dr. Esara Carroll's project Supporting Adult Refugee Students is being funded by The Reed Foundation Inc. Read all about it.

Dr. Neal Keating (Anthropology) presents paper at the Indigenous Language Conference held on Haudenosaunee Six Nations Grand River Territory in Canada. Check it out.

Dr. Pilapa Esara Carroll shares the activism of a refugee documentary director in the latest issue of (585) Magazine. Read more here.

Events

Please join us on Thursday, April 14, from 5 to 6:15 pm in Edwards 106 for our second lecture in our Marjorie Helen Stewart Speaker series from Dr. Micah Morton, titled, "Reframing the boundaries of indigenism: Akha mobile indigeneities in the Upper Mekong Region."