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  • M.A. in Anthropology



    Monmouth's anthropologists are actively conducting research throughout the Americas. Projects include: the study of race and racism; poverty and patronage in Brazil; the archaeology of the Middle Atlantic; cross-cultural studies of children's play and behavior; tourism; environmental anthropology; medical anthropology; and mapping practices. Students benefit from participating in this research while amassing critical thinking skills they can apply in the practical world both inside and out of future academic work.

    Heidi Bludau, PhD Anthropology, Indiana University
    Lecturer of  Applied Anthropology
    Research Interests: Medical Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Globalization, Policy, Central and Eastern Europe

    Veronica Davidov, PhD Anthropology, New York University
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    Research Interests: Environmental Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Latin America

    Stanton Green, PhD Anthropology, University of Massachusetts
    Professor of Anthropology and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Research Interests: Ireland, European Prehistory, GIS, Landscape Archaeology, Baseball and American Culture

    Edward Gonzalez Tennant, PhD Anthropology, University of Florida
    Instructor, GIS and Archaeology, Director GIS Program
    Research Interests: Historical and Public Archaeology, Race and Racism, African and Chinese Diasporas, Anthropological GIS, Digital/Virtual Heritage

    Robyn Holmes, PhD Psychology, Rutgers University
    Professor of Psychology
    Research Interests: Children's Folklore, Children's Play, Ethnographic Methods

    William Mitchell, PhD Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
    Professor of Anthropology, Freed Chair in the Social Sciences
    Research Interests: Andes, Peasant Societies, Ecological Systems, Migration, World History, the Shining Path War, Social Change

    Karen Schmelzkopf, PhD Geography, Penn State University
    Associate Professor of Geography
    Research Interests: North America, Tourism, Urbanization, Political and Cultural Geography

    Richard Veit, PhD Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
    (CETL) Director, Coordinator of Anthropology Program, Program Director
    Research Interests: North America, Historical Archaeology, North American Prehistory, Material Culture, Commemoration, Vernacular Architecture

    “In the new MA in Anthropology, Monmouth's faculty continue their same dedication to students as in the undergraduate program. Some of my students are doing field work in Guatemala, Peru, and Brazil, helping them as they learn to do–rather than just talk about–ethnography. This kind of personal attention and care for student success marks the MA as well.”

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