ANT 442/542 Medical Anthropology
Student Success
{top: 20, left: 30}Anthropology Display at the Frazier Museum of Natural Science
ANT 442/542 Medical Anthropology
Student Success


On April 29th, 2015, the College of Arts and Letters held its first Awards Night Banquet. See more

 On April 16,2015, the department held its annual Celebration of Students lunch where we  recognized all of our Anthropology and Sociology Program award winners as well as our inductees to our two academic honorary societies: Lambda Alpha and Alpha Kappa Delta. Check out who got an award!

Congratulations to all of our undergraduates who participated in the 2015 Undergraduate Symposium! Read more

Congratulations to Allison McDaniel (Sociology major) who won the 2015 CSRW Kathanne W. Greene Paper Award (undergraduate paper award). She won for her paper written in Sociology Research Methods, "Harassment and Sexism in Online Gaming.” The Kathanne W. Greene Paper Award recognizes one graduate and one undergraduate student each year for their outstanding essay or research article focusing on gender issues.

Congratulations to two of our Anthropology MA alums! Jessica Kowalski and Lynn Funkhouser, now doctoral students at the University of Alabama, recently were awarded David deJarnette dissertation research awards from their department.

Department News

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Reid who has been named Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs in the College of Arts and Letters.

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Miller who has been named Associate Provost for Academic Excellence! Read more.

Emmalea Gomberg has been accepted to the 2015-16 Professionals in Preparation program offered by the USM Graduate School.  The program is designed to develop skills in leadership, effective communication, ability to problem solve and manage projects, professionalism, among others.  It will include workshops that focus on interviewing skills, mentorship training, and community outreach and service learning as well as offer competitive travel grants to conferences.  Congratulations, Emmalea!

New publication from Dr. Matt Ward and his co-author Daniel E. Martínez in the journal Migration Letters: "Know your enemy: How repatriated unauthorizedmigrants learn about and perceive anti-immigrantmobilization in the United States."   You can read the article here:

Leadership Cases in Community Nonprofit Organizations, written by Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell and colleagues, has been updated to a second edition. Check it out!

Check out the Anthropology Newsletter! (pdf)

Alumni Spotlight


Tyler Cargill

Tyler Cargill, '12 BA Anthropology alum, earned his master's degree from the University of Exeter in Great Britain, and currently is working in the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.  There he is collaborating on a project that looks at healing patterns in traumatic injuries to the skeleton comparing humans and great apes.  See how his experience at USM helped prepare him for his job at the Smithsonian!