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Anthropology Mentorships

1-on-1 learning and original research projects customized around students' interests

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Students interested in the history and development of humanity's culture, or how language and environment shape human diversity across time and space, are well suited for a mentorship in anthropology. An anthropology mentorship allows students to build a broad knowledge of other cultures, as well as skills in observation, analysis, research, critical thinking, writing, and dealing with people from all cultures.

Student projects can range from the study of historical products (such as clothing or costume, building styles, etc.), processes and customs (kissing or gift-giving customs, or gender roles, etc.), or the affects of globalization (cultural appropriation, communication commonalities or friction points, etc.).



Research paper exploring the Chinese American experience with aging in this country, and how it compares to the traditional notion of filial piety in Asian culture

Literature review that illuminates the complexity of the medical anthropology of diet and wellness by exploring the cultural factors affecting choices, perceptions of diet, and the role it plays in overall wellness

Research and cross-cultural analysis of global women chefs and an article on a female chef in Yemen submitted to Whetstone magazine

Comparative study of perspectives on Covid-19 based on ethnographic interviews between native Hawaiians versus residents of Los Angeles county