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Department of Anthropology

Undergraduate Theses

All students are mentored by Anthropology Department faculty. However, not all students are Anthropology majors or minors. Also, some theses count for non-Anthropology departments. 

Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Hannah Bauer Courtney Lewis The Efficacy of Political Apology within a Settler-Colonial Framework**
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Kinsey Besser and Kaleigh Lingman Magdalena Stawkowski “When I Do Fail, I Feel Like a Moron”: An Account of Imposter Syndrome Among the University of South Carolina Honors College Students**
Ashley Fellers Timothy Mousseau and Magdalena Stawkowski The Health and Environmental Effects of Ionizing Radiation in Chernobyl**
Spencer Hardwick Magdalena Stawkowski and Sandy Strick Death of a Beer Salesman: How Changing Consumer Tastes are Shaking Up the Beer Industry**
GraceAnne Stokes Joanna Casey Linguistic Capabilities of Neanderthals**
Richard Strater Jennifer Reynolds Learning English in Querétaro, México*
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Lakisha Belizaire Sherina Feliciano- Santos “Wings or Shackles?”: The role of language varieties on the success of public figures in South Carolina*
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Paige Kuester Sherina Feliciano-Santos (Reader) What does it take to be authentic?: A study of vegan discourse**
Nicole Phillips Sherina Feliciano-Santos Narrative Analysis of Neo-Pagan experiences in South Carolina*
Benjamin Youngblood Jennifer Reynolds Unheard Voices of Latino Immigrants in the Midlands**
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Andrea Mikes Carlina de la Cova Sri Lankan Civil War: Genocidal Proceedings of the Sinhalese Government in the Ethnic Cleansing of Tamils*
Patrick Nebel Joanna Casey Sending a Point: Message Arrow Potential**
Laharee Parikh Carlina de la Cova Gazing Through the Ghungat: The Cultural History of Kathak and Its Influence on Women, Bollywood, and the India Diaspora in the United States**
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Ramona Angus Terrance Weik An Exploration in Persistence of Identity During Chickasaw Removal*
Zakiya Collier Sherina Feliciano-Santos Power and Production in the Palmetto State: Hegemonic Discourse and Silencing in the Construction of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement Narratives in the South*
Georgia Froman Kathryn Luchok and Jennifer Reynolds Views of Relationship Between Physicians and Midwives**
Breton Huntly Carlina de la Cova Hidden Violence: An examination of intimate partner violence among London’s lower class: 1800-1899*
Anita Lehew Adam King ETOWAH - Attacked and Sacked*
Anne Monk Jennifer Reynolds Liminality, Communitas, and the Freshman Experience*
Lane Smith Sherina Feliciano-Santos Perceptions of Islam Among University Political And Social Organizations*
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Connor Brunson David Simmons Perceptions of Healthcare in Housing Secure and Insecure Populations in the Southeastern United States
Katherine Carter Charles Cobb The Temple Mound: Re-envisioning Chronology and Function of Mound F on the Angel Site (12VG1)
Natalie Kendall Adam King and Terrance Weik First Man Masks from Etowah and Spiro*
Lauryn Lehman Kenneth Kelly Zooarchaeological Analysis of Sites 38CH2105 and 38CH2106, James Island, South Carolina**
Lauren Magley Teel Evans and Gail Wagner (Second Reader) Training a Horse with the Intent of Selling**
Tara Smith Terrance Weik Cosmic Flight in the Night Sky: A Hypothesis on the Relationship between the Olmec Flyers and Astronomy
Gregory Wehrman Carlina de la Cova Status and Health Indicated by Enamel Hypoplasia in 17th-19th Century London* **
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Allison Atchley Joanna Casey The Biface technology of the Kintampo people (LSA 3000-4000 bp) at the Birimi Site in Northern Ghana*
Sonia Coshal Gail Wagner Cane Projectiles: A Review*
Sarah Nowell Joanna Casey Faunal Remains from Fort Congaree, South Carolina*
Joseph Wilkinson Joanna Casey Archaic Beveled Points from the Kolb Site, Darlington Co., South Carolina*
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Marc Guest Drucilla Barker Gay Male Power Structures: Negotiating Gay Male Leadership within Queer Communities
Sonja Berling Jennifer Reynolds Discourse Practices in Chilean Cinema: The social and political functions of language in cinema regarding the 1973 coup d’état in Chile*
Hillary Hudson Drucilla Barker Not Your Grandma's Knitting Circle: Knitting in the New Millenniumk
Rachel Jones Terrance Weik From Slavery to Emancipation: Piecing Together Everyday Life on Witherspoon Island
Claudia LaBarre Carlina de la Cova Locating Cannibalism on St. Croix: Shedding Light on Cultural Practice*
Colin Partridge Terrance Weik Uncovered Messages: An Analysis of Glass Bottles from Witherspoon Island*
Adam Snyder Carlina de la Cova Cultural Associations of the Banjo in America**
Ashley Stepp Joanna Casey Storage Activities at the Kolb Site*
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Maria del Busto Jennifer Reynolds Street Children of Braziland Columbia: A Comparative Study (Latin American Studies Program)
Karen Drexeius Gail Wagner Middle and Late Archaic Occupation at the Bluelands Site, Kershaw County, South Carolina*
Brandon Green Ann Kingsolver Participatory Development: Creating a Sustainable Future for Those in Need, with a Particular Focus on Haiti
Chelsea Goldstein Marc Moskowitz Eyes of Ethnology: Visual Markers of the Impact of the Shaxi Rehabilitation Project and the Resulting Tourism on Conceptions of Identity, Ethnicity and Nationality in Sideng, Shaxi, China
Joseph Johnson Terrance Weik Analysis of Class in Early Twentieth Century Downtown Columbia*
Zachary McClendon Jennifer Reynolds Weighing an Elephant: Language Socialization in a Heritage Language Classroom*
Sydney Pullen Jennifer Reynolds “Hago mis Canciones”: The Creation of a Mexican Musician Identity as a Means of Countering**
Kristen Walczesky Gail Wagner Analysis of Faunal Remains from the Kolb Site (38DA75), Darlington County, South Carolina*
Amanda Williams   Health-Related Quality of Life and Religiosity Among Lupus Patients in the Gullah Community
Jacob Zarich Terrance Weik The AK-47 as a cross-cultural symbol**
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Joshua Driscoll Terrance Weik Understanding Evidence of Religion in Roman Period Bethsaida*
Sarah Hipp Marc Moskowitz Nebulous Needling: The Transmission of Chinese Medicine in the United States (Asian Studies Minor)
Allison Inglis Jennifer Reynolds Sociolinguistic Analysis of Wine Bar Talk: Constructions of Identity and Performance**
Natalie Kerouac David Simmons The Consumption of Social Capital, Influences of Geography, and Their Effects upon the Psychology of Ontological Security: Indexicalization of Self-Identity within a Globalized World*
Janet Newton Jennifer Reynolds Fresas: Social Identification of Elite Mexican Youth** (Latin American Studies Program)
Jessica Silvaggio David Simmons and Kimberly Simmons Healing Systems and Herbal Treatments in Santiago, Dominican Republic**
Sarah Skinner Laura Cahue and Jennifer Reynolds An Anthropological Study of the Narratives of Professionals Required to Perform Death Notifications*
Matthew Snider Maimuna Huq Change and Re-affirmation: Cultivating a Muslim Identity at an American University
Jeffrey Swatkowski Gail Wagner The Technology and Techniques Used to Cut Mica in Mississippian Society in Central South Carolina
James Wheelan Marc Moskowitz Misuse of the Welfare System in Beijing China and the Chinese Concept of Semi-Legality (Asian Studies Minor)
Christopher Young Joanna Casey Petrographic Analysis of Rhyolite from the Kolb Site
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Pamela Badura Gail Wagner Institutional Barriers in Sustaining the Natural World*
Megan Daley Kimberly Simmons A Photographic Memoir of My European Mini-Tour**
Brionna Dickerson Kimberly Simmons The Outsider within: From Slavery to the First Lady**
Margaret Roseen Ann Kingsolver Business thesis focusing on Wal-Mart vs. Local businesses and consumer views**
Jeffrey Swatkowski Gail Wagner The Technology and Techniques Used to Cut Mica in Mississippian Society in Central South Carolina*
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Stacey Burgin David Simmons The importance of primary health care for the United States**
Margaret McWhorter Gail Wagner The Late Woodland Component at the Concrete Block Site (38KE192) in Kershaw County, South Carolina**
Marcus Vaught David Simmons Undertaking medical missions in the Dominican Republic: Investigating motivations, obstacles, and best practices**
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Chanda Cooper Gail Wagner Botanical Knowledge Among South Carolina Elementary School Students**
Mica Jenkins Ann Kingsolver Sweatshops and USC’s Sweat-free Campaign**
Erika Heimbrook Joanna Casey Analysis of Kintampo Ceramics**
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Melissa Ann Tucker Karl Heider Voyaging Education Programs in Hawai’i: Their Significance for Native Hawaiian Students**
Nicholas Younginer Karl Heider Kibbeh and Collards: Lebanese Immigrant Identity in South Carolina Before and After 9/11
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Laura Hayden Gail Wagner Landscape Design for the Courtyard Between Hamilton and Barnwell Colleges**
Ashley Marie Vaughan Gail Wagner What is a Vegetable? Function and Fuzziness in American English**
Student
Advisor
Thesis Title
Stephanie Rae Walker Gail Wagner A New Archaeological Site at Old Town Creek (38KE271): A Mississippian Town Along the Wateree River in Kershaw County, South Carolina**

* = DURT (Departmental Undergraduate Research Track)

** = Honors (Graduated with Honors from South Carolina Honors College)

 


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