Anthropology student Haji (’19) takes action in Burlington community

In late September, Anthropology student Aden Haji ’19 spoke at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City for the International Peace Day Conference. Haji is a member of UNITE, an organization fostering activism among Vermont youth. Through UNITE’s partnership with the non-profit Children of the Earth, Haji and his peers were invited to the […]

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Anthropology Major, Siera Carusone, in Kigali, Rwanda

As the first recipient of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) Summer Internship offered by the UVM Career Center and the College of Arts and Sciences, Siera Carusone ’18 is studying in Kigali, Rwanda.   Read more about her work here    

Story on Summer UVM Archaeology Interns

  From the Milton Independent: “Digging in, part two: UVM archaeology survey completed at Stannard House“      

UVM Alums Headed to Graduate and Professional Schools!

Here are just a few of the many paths our alumni take for their post-graduate education! Elliot Brake (’13) was accepted to the University of Maine’s Law Program. Paige Brochu (’15) was accepted to the Boston University Environmental Health M.A. program. Julia Burns (’15) was accepted to MS program in Library and Information Science at […]

Anthropology Student Awarded a Grant for Summer Research

Sonia Zaccheo, a junior minoring in Anthropology with a global health focus, has been awarded a UVM College of Arts and Sciences APLE Summer Stipend to support her Honors thesis research this summer. Her ethnographic research is focused on mapping and analyzing the food and nutrition resources, programs, and initiatives on offer for resettled refugees […]

Maureen Scanlan on “Why Anthropology?”

Maureen Scanlan (Anthropology, Class of 2016) After attending 12 years of Catholic school, where history and religion were romanticized and filtered, my first semester at university demystified many of the social constructs and supposed facts that had been built in to my primary education. After struggling to decide amongst sociology, history, education, or theology, I came […]

Cara Zhuang on “Why Anthropology?”

Cara Zhuang (Anthropology, Class of 2017) As a first-generation Chinese American, my upbringing was characterized by the juxtaposition of two cultures. Caught between my family’s traditions and the influences of American society, my interest in cultural dynamics stems from the desire to understand the construction of various sets of values and how they can conflict […]

India Krawczyk on “Why Anthropology?”

India Krawczyk (Anthropology, Class of 2016) Like a lot of other students, I have a wide range of interests and found myself struggling to pick a major when I began at UVM. I encountered anthropology and felt as though what it had to offer would provide valuable tools to aid me in whatever else I […]

Geneva Morley on “Why Anthropology?”

Geneva Morley (Anthropology, Class of 2016) I was initially drawn to Anthropology because I am extremely interested how people function within the world.  I was previously interested in Psychology, and have always had a knack for being able to understand and empathize with people very easily, and I entered into college believing that I was […]

Avery Lavalley on “Why Anthropology?”

Avery Lavalley (Anthropology, Class of 2016) Entering college, I had no idea what anthropology was. I knew that studying people was what I wanted to do, but no other subject seemed to truly integrate all aspects of the human experience to create a comprehensive understanding of it: history, biology, sociology, psychology, linguistics. An understanding of […]