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Department of Anthropology

Professor Reynolds in Guatemala with preschoolers

Research

The Department of Anthropology is engaged in dynamic research and scholarship. Our department has published books, edited journals and published articles and book chapters. Our faculty have presented over 56 papers at international, national and regional conferences, and have been awarded over 30 grants for research. 

Research Focus Areas

Our research is interdisciplinary and often incorporates more than one of our four core sections of anthropology. As a result we share many projects in the department.

Emphasis: paleoethnobotany, prehistoric and historic, African Diaspora, ethnoarchaeology, slavery, kinship, political ecology, ethnogenesis, racialization, trade, landscapes, and food practices


Geographical Areas Africa, North America, and Caribbean

Emphasis: race, culture, and inequality in skeletal health, paleopathological and historical analysis, paleoepidemiology, and paleodemography


Geographical Areas: North America and the U.K.

Emphasis: Environment and Sustainability, Health and Medicine, Mobility/Diaspora/Migration, Human Rights, Intersectionality and Social Formations, Political Economy, Popular and Expressive Culture, Race and Inequality, Science and Society


Geographic Areas: Africa, Central and East Asia, Caribbean, Central America, North America

 

Emphasis: Language and Migration, Language Socialization, Language and Race, Semiotics/Semiotic Ideologies, Narrative, Performance


Geographic Areas: Caribbean, Central America, North America 


Grants and Research Funding

In addition to funding available through the University of South Carolina, there are many other organizations that fund anthropological research. 

 

 Photo: Linguistic anthropologist, Jennifer Reynolds, produced an ethnographic film of bilingual multicultural kindergarten classes serving children ages 4-6 in a rural school located near San Martin Sacatepéquez, Guatemala during the 2016 school year.  George Stoianov



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