“Here and Now:” Anthropology students take a hard look at COVID impacts on livelihoods

“Here and Now:” Anthropology students take a hard look at COVID impacts on livelihoods Joshua Zaffos For all the worry, isolation and loss of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of Colorado State University anthropology students have found a surprising – positive – outcome: Nurses, teachers and even restaurant wait staff and other service-industry employees experienced […]

First Class! CSU Students Prepare for Museum and Cultural Heritage Careers

First Class! CSU Students Prepare for Museum and Cultural Heritage Careers Joshua Zaffos A new and equipped group of future museum curators and cultural heritage managers from Colorado State University is ready for admission. The first class of graduates from the Department of Anthropology and Geography’s Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies Certificate completed the program […]

Anthropology and Geography Students Show Off at Undergraduate Research Showcase

Anthropology and Geography Students Show Off at Undergraduate Research Showcase Joshua Zaffos During a challenging year for student engagement and research, undergraduate students in the Colorado State University Department of Anthropology and Geography stepped up and earned awards during the 2021 Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) Showcase. The annual program, which was virtual this […]

Panel Explores How Anthropologists Engage with the Public

Panel Explores How Anthropologists Engage with the Public Joshua Zaffos A panel of Colorado State University Anthropology and Geography faculty, students and alumni discussed how and why anthropologists should be public figures and engaging with popular audiences during a virtual program on April 2. The hour-long panel, “Anth to the People! Public Anthropology in the […]

Opportunity beckons Geography student to London School of Economics

Opportunity beckons Geography student to London School of Economics Joshua Zaffos Additional content by Becca Lee-Simpson Justin Smith was touring London during a post-high-school gap year when he stumbled upon his future. After wandering the famed West End District, Smith found himself gazing at the iconic arch-framed entrance of the Old Building of the London […]

Bunn and Team Win NASA Grant to Forecast Conservation Futures in South Africa

Bunn and Team Win NASA Grant to Forecast Conservation Land-Use Futures in South Africa Joshua Zaffos Colorado State University Geography Professor David Bunn and his research group have won a $750,000 award from NASA to develop an “ecological forecasting” system for South Africa’s Kruger National Park and the surrounding region. The proposal will enable scientists to better […]

Public Anthropology students offer “Takes from the Anthropocene” on podcast series

Public Anthropology students offer “Takes from the Anthropocene” on podcast series Joshua Zaffos Climate change, ocean pollution, freshwater scarcity. Healthcare inequity, Indigenous rights, structural violence. Such looming global matters often feel overwhelming to individuals and communities – and they are typically topics we choose to avoid in casual conversations. Professor of Cultural Anthropology Kate Browne […]

Ke-Schutte navigates the “Angloscene” in Afro-Chinese relations in March 31 lecture

Ke-Schutte navigates the “Angloscene” in Afro-Chinese relations in March 31 lecture Joshua Zaffos Dr. Jay Ke-Schutte was studying and teaching in Beijing, China, when a Nigerian classmate opened their eyes to an interesting paradox. The colleague was one day surprised to see a yellow school bus – common in the U.S. and American media but less so […]