SJSU Archaeological Field School (June 9-30, 2016)
During summer 2016, Professor Marco Meniketti will lead a group of students to the
Caribbean island nation of Nevis to recover a burial detected earlier this year.
For more information, contact Dr. Meniketti.
Ana Pitchon - Assistant Professor
Ana Pitchon, the newest member of our department, interviews a commercial groundfish
fisherman in Morro Bay, California. She interviewed this fisherman as part of a project
on building a sustainable regional economy. Learn more about Dr. Pitchon's work here.
NEW MAJOR: BA, Organizational Studies
The goal of the new Organization Studies program is to help students develop the skills
needed to work across disciplines and fields in a variety of organizations, the program
has an external advisory board to provide feedback about the current needs of organizations,
the skills needed to address them, and the program curriculum.
SWAA Student Paper Competition
Anthropology Major, Marissa Massaro, being awarded second place in the student paper
competition for the Southwestern Anthropological Association (SWAA) by Interim Dean
of the College of Social Sciences Jan English-Lueck and Assistant Professor and Vice
President of SWAA, A.J. Faas.
A.J. Faas - Assistant Professor
A.J. Faas interviewing an elder in the village of Shamanga in the Andean highlands
of Ecuador about the role of cooperative labor groups (mingas) in the years before the volcano, Mt. Tungurahua, devastated the region. Learn more about A.J. Faas
Chris Keith, M.A. Applied Anthropology
Congratulations to Chris Keith for being selected as one of the recipients of the
University's 2014-2015 Outstanding Thesis Award. Read Chris Keith's thesis here.