Geographer and climatologist Diego Pons joins department faculty

Geographer and climatologist Diego Pons joins department faculty Joshua Zaffos This fall, Diego Pons, Ph.D, joins the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University as our newest Assistant Professor of Geography. Pons is an applied climatologist with a background in biology and paleoclimatology who graduated from the University of Denver as a geographer […]

Bernhardt named Fort Collins Poet Laureate

Bernhardt named Fort Collins Poet Laureate Joshua Zaffos Water law attorney. Professor of indigenous cultures and environmental justice. Cattle wrangler. Autumn Bernhardt’s professional career has been diverse and distinguished, and now she adds another accolade: Poet Laureate of Fort Collins. Bernhardt earned the title, bestowed by Wolverine Farm Letterpress and recognizing the region’s leading literary […]

Claim Building archaeology dig continues with visit from President McConnell

Claim Building archaeology dig continues with visit from President McConnell 03 Aug, 2020By Tony Phifer Video by Ron Bend/CSU Video After three weeks of helping dig three rather large holes just a few steps from one of the busiest intersections in Fort Collins, Bobbie Abeyta is used to seeing curious onlookers outside the fences on […]

Anthropology student earns Phi Beta Kappa Nomination

Anthropology student earns Phi Beta Kappa Nomination Eloise Blatherwick graduated with Biological Anthropology concentration in Spring 2020 Joshua Zaffos Eloise Blatherwick (ANTH, ’20) is among a select group of Colorado State University College of Liberal Arts students who has been nominated and accepted to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest undergraduate honor society, this […]

Indigenous People Vital for Understanding Environmental Change: Study

Indigenous People Vital for Understanding Environmental Change Research led by Kathleen Galvin and others shows how local knowledge can help manage ecosystems and wildlife Todd Bates, Rutgers University Additional content by Joshua Zaffos Grassroots knowledge from Indigenous people can help to map and monitor ecological changes and improve scientific studies, according to new research published […]

Archaeology Field School breaking all sorts of ground this summer

Archaeology Field School breaking all sorts of ground this summer Joshua Zaffos While the Coronavirus has closed and quieted universities across the country this year, a small but historic piece of Colorado State University campus is buzzing with the sounds of students – and shovels – this summer. The CSU Archaeology Field School, celebrating its […]

Anthropology, Geography, and Confronting Racial Injustice

Black Lives Matter. Black Rams Matter. Black Anthropologists Matter. Black Geographers Matter. Words matter too – especially when accompanied by action and change. Here’s a collection of recent statements (some in full, some excerpts) from our professional societies recognizing and addressing racial injustice and the work to be done. We support these statements and their […]

Furthering Perspectives Highlights Student Research in Spring 2020 Volume

  The Anthropology Graduate Student Society at Colorado State University has published the Spring 2020 volume of its peer-reviewed journal, Furthering Perspectives: Anthropological Views of the World. The volume, available as a PDF via Mountain Scholar, marks the ninth publication of the AGSS journal. This year’s edition includes 13 articles from graduate and undergraduate students […]

New Undergraduate Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies Certificate Offers Education through Curation 

New Undergraduate Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies Certificate Offers Education through Curation Joshua Zaffos  As populations self-isolate and cities, states, and nations have mandated stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus, one group of professionals is investigating what artifacts and images will best capture this moment in our collective history. Museum curators […]

Bonanza! CSU anthropologist wins NEH support for Bolivian mining research

Bonanza! CSU anthropologist wins NEH support for Bolivian mining research Joshua Zaffos In the southern highlands of Bolivia, the city of Potosí once earned the title of the “treasury of the world, king of all mountains, and envy of kings.” Situated beneath the towering mountain of Cerro Rico and one of the world’s largest silver […]