College classes on women’s history, women’s studies and gender studies challenge our understanding of history. They also shine a light on women writers, thinkers and change-makers often left out of the narrative. Dr. Erin Kenny, an associate professor in the department of sociology and anthropology and head of the gender studies program at Missouri State University, … [Read more...] about Exploring college courses on women’s history and gender studies
Happiness, respect and safety: These among our core human needs and desires that cannot be purchased. Dr. Erin Kenny, a cultural anthropologist at Missouri State University, specializes in economic anthropology. In her career, she has focused on a few different African nations and cultures. It began in Mali during her Peace Corps years, where she forged relationships that … [Read more...] about Anthropological studies across the world contribute to understanding at home
What’s anthropology? What skills will you gain by studying it? What types of career options are available to those with an anthropology degree? Dr. Elizabeth Sobel, professor of anthropology at Missouri State University, answers these questions and more on The Muse. … [Read more...] about What can you do with an anthropology degree?
Native Americans contributed a military tactic crucial to saving lives among U.S. troops in both world wars: use of their Native languages. The direct Native languages and coded vocabulary based on them – named code talking – secured the U.S. military’s communications. The tactic ensured that even if enemy armies intercepted U.S. military messages, they couldn’t decipher … [Read more...] about Uncovering the legacy of code talkers
Dr. Suzanne Walker-Pacheco is featured in the November 2016 417 Magazine. Dr. Walker-Pacheco is a professor in the Anthropology program. Her research and professional interests include: Primate behavior and ecology; medical anthropology; health issues of Latino immigrants; and forensic anthropology. To read her interview please go to: … [Read more...] about Anthropology professor featured in 417 Magazine