Contemporary anthropology is the study of cultures across the boundaries of space and time. It is a multifaceted field that studies people and cultures in a broad range of contexts—business, urban, forensic, medical, cultural, linguistic, social, archeological—and encompasses a breadth of professional opportunities.
The anthropology degree program at Nazareth College bridges linguistics, physical anthropology, archeology, and its primary emphasis, cultural anthropology, through an interdisciplinary approach of core courses in religious studies, sociology, and research methodology. It provides students with the conceptual and methodological tools needed to study anthropology from multiple perspectives, such as religion and ritual, social justice, feminism, terrorism, and war.
Students gain a broader perspective through service learning, a component of our Refugee Resettlement and Adaptation course, and study abroad opportunities such as trips to Kenya to study the people and cultures of Africa.
Education: Ph.D., Washington University (Anthropology); M.A.,Washington University (Anthropology); B.A., University of Nairobi (Anthropology)
Teaching and Research Areas: Culture and globalization, forced migration, anthropological approaches to political economy, agrarian transformations, African studies.
Emma received a prestigious U.S. Junior Fulbright Award from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program to teach in Venezuela. She went on to earn a master's in public administration and to work as operations coordinator at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition in Washington, D.C.