5th Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series

The 5th Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series took place in April 2014 and consisted of three lectures given by previous students of the anthropology department. This year's series focused on life and work after graduation and was a great example of the series continued success.

Visiting Speakers:

April 2, Bach Pham
Title of Talk: "So, You're a What?: Preparing to Work as a Cultural Anthropologist in the Real World"
Year of Graduation and Degree: MA in Anthropology (2012), Concentration in Cultural Anthropology

April 9, Emma Browning
Title of Talk: "All Over the Place: Literally and Figuratively"
Year of Graduation and Degree: BA in Anthropology (2011), Double Major in Theatre Arts and Anthropology with a Concentration in Archaeology and a Minor in French

April 16, Lauren Souther
Title of Talk: "Cultural Resource Management: A Career in Archaeology"
Year of Graduation and Degree: MA in Anthropology (2012), Concentration in Bioarchaeology

Department News

Dr. Charles Ewen interviewed for the New York Times. Is it the Roanoke Island Colony? Read more to find out!

This summer two undergraduate anthropology students at East Carolina University, Tyler Beasley and Anna Lawrence, worked as interns for the Hyde County Office of Planning and Economic Development through the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation public service internship program. Both interns worked on research projects aimed at improving economic development by better understanding the needs of the local business community.


Marina Clough, also an undergraduate anthropology student at East Carolina University, completed an internship at Wanchese Industrial Park and provided an overview of webpages and print media that write or advertise about sailing related events, helped plan the Regatta of Sail NC and conducted 40 interviews with participants.

 Dr. Holly Mathews and Dr. Laura Mazow were recognized for their outstanding teaching methods by students during the Spring 2015 semester from the College STAR.

Student response for Dr. Mathews:

"She gives feedback and forces her students to expand their mind and explore alternate theories or explanations. She wants her students to discuss topics in class instead of just listening to her talk the entire time."

Student response for Dr. Mazow:

"We have a small class which allows many opportunities for a lot of class discussion...She always provides feedback and answers to our journal entries and is always available when we need help." 

Congratulations to them both!