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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. 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.

Events

Welcome back!  We are looking forward to an exciting fall semester!

 

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