We are proud of the balance we've built between coursework and field work, providing significant on-the-ground experiences for faculty and students alike. Our portfolio of investigations proves that anthropology needn't restrict itself to distant (in place or time) peoples, but has a central role to play in understanding the complex interactions among all communities—including our own.
We invite you to read about our faculty's research and accomplishments below and our working papers on a particularly close relationship our department has forged with an educational institution in Ecuador. We think you'll agree that anthropological research at UCD is as much about vibrant societies as it is about compelling scholarship.
Faculty Research Spotlight
- Otanez highlights issues of tobacco as bio-fuel
Adding perspective to discussion of tobacco as a source of bio-mass for alternative fuel production, Marty Ortañez, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, reminds that pesticide pollution and inhumane working conditions are ... Read More »
- Stilley completes MA
Jeff Stilley completed his MA in Sociology in this month with oral presentation of his thesis, "Flexible Accumulation: Retail Capital, and Discourse in Kroger Supermarkets." His advisor was Aki Hirose.
- Otanez on tobacco child labor in the US
Marty Otañez, assistant professor of anthropology, weighs in on how major tobacco corporations sustain practices that promote child labor in the United States, exposing underage workers to dangerous levels of ... Read More »
- Scandlyn new book on PTSD excerpted
Jean Scandlyn, research professor in anthropology, had an op-ed piece appear in the Denver Post with her co-author Sarah Hautzinger (anthropology and feminist and gender studies at Colorado College) excerpted from their ... Read More »
- Otanez presents in Costa Rica and California
On March 27, assistant professor in anthropology Marty Otañez gave an invited conference presentation at the Human Rights and Child Labor in the Global Tobacco Leaf Industry’s 4th Latin American and Caribbean ... Read More »
- Thayer publishes in AJHB and to give seminar
Zaneta Thayer, assistant professor of anthropology, published her first-authored article Early origins of health disparities: Material deprivation predicts ... Read More »
- Stone publishes on teaching archeology
Tammy Stone, professor of anthropology, published the article Integrating The Concept Of Diverse Interest Groups Into Undergraduate ... Read More »
- Riel-Salvatore continues to discuss 'tidy Neanderthals'
Julien Riel-Salvatore, assistant professor of anthropology, continues to discuss new Neanderthal findings – this time on Colorado Public Radio and on the biggest science radio show in Canada (500,000 active listeners) which ... Read More »
- Anthropology welcomes Thayer
Zaneta Thayer will be joining the Anthropology Department this spring as a new assistant professor. Thayer comes from Northwestern University and spent part of this past fall in New Zealand where she gave seven talks to ... Read More »
- Riel-Salvatore Neanderthal research continues to garner notice
Julien Riel-Salvatore, assistant professor of anthropology, and colleagues are announcing the results of Read More »
- Anthropology department profiled in video at AAA
The Anthropology department was featured in a video created for the American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual conference in late November. The video was very ... Read More »