3rd Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series

This year's lecture series was comprised of three recent graduates from the anthropology department who spoke about the experience in anthropology after they left ECU.

Visiting Speakers:

Aaron Bowman
Title of Talk: "Anthropology at Community Colleges"
Specialization: Cultural Anthropology

Karen Dizio
Title of Talk: "Careers in Anthropology"
Year of Graduation and Degree: MA Anthropology (2006)

Binta Dixon
Title of Talk: "International Student Exchange Program - Botswana"
Year of Graduation and Degree: BA Anthropology (2012)

Department News

Dr. Holly Mathews joined an interdisciplinary discussion panel on the Ebola Outbreak. The resulting article from the Daily Reflector describes the panel and discussion!
The Anthropology Student Organization (ASO) raised funds with Project Tumara to provide education and donations for the Ebola outbreak. Check out The East Carolinian for more details!
Dr. David Griffith received the Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Award and is announced as the Interim Director for the Institute of Coastal Science and Policy!
Check out the Department of Anthropology newsletter highlighting some of our recent activities! Download a copy here.

Congratulations to our graduate students published in the North Carolina Archaeology Journal!

  • New Data, Old Methods: The Rediscovery, Definition, and Functional Analysis of the George Moore House at Colonial Brunswick Town, by Jennifer L. Gabriel, pp. 71-93
  • NAGPRA's Impact on Academic Research in North Carolina and the Southeast, by William C. Broughton, pp. 94-121
  • Archaeologists as Activists: Can Archaeologists Change the World?, edited by M. Jay Stottman (book review), by Hannah P. Smith, pp. 130-136
Dr. Charles Ewen was elected president of the Society for Historic Archaeology, one of the largest anthropological organizations in the United States.
Dr. David Griffith recently received NSF funding for the research project "Managed Migration and the Value of Labor."