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Research Opportunities in Anthropology

Students are highly encouraged to work with faculty to develop their own research. The College of Arts & Sciences provides modest support for undergraduate student research.

In addition students may participate in ongoing faculty research projects. Some examples include:

  • environmental sustainability on campus and in the local community
  • effects of flooding on rural communities in Illinois
  • sustainable local food production
  • Gulf coast shrimp fisheries and hurricanes
  • water and environmental sustainability in Phoenix, Arizona
  • the effects of climate change and rising sea level on small island nations
  • human use of medicinal plants
  • patterns of biodiversity in fossil primate communities
  • functional morphology and fossil primate adaptations
  • effect of female participation in fair trade cooperatives on family structures in Middle Eastern communities
  • economic participation as a factor in conflict resolution