Recognizing Kate Browne: “What lights you up?”

“What lights you up?”  Retiring CSU Anthropology Professor Kate Browne Leaves a Legacy of Energy and Delight   Joshua Zaffos   Following a 27-year career as an anthropologist and university professor at Colorado State University, Kate Browne recognizes the importance of finding one’s professional spark. “I have always said to students that when you encounter something you […]

“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 […]

Conservation and Anthropology Meet in Utila, Honduras

by Suzanne Kent Faculty member Suzanne Kent, Ph.D. and M.A. candidate Cheri Smarr-Foster assisted with an ethnographic research project on the small island of Utila, Honduras in July of 2016.  They worked in collaboration with a team, including the research lead, Keri Brondo, Ph.D. of the University of Memphis.  Luis Chévez Contreras with the Bay […]

Anthropology students conduct ethnographic research with Otterbox

Earlier this month students taking ANTH 487, a course dedicated to academic-based work experience with a local organization, and their instructor, Dr. Tamara Hale, held a client kick-off meeting with Otterbox, a leading maker of smartphone covers, at their headquarters in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado. Students following a practical “Introduction to Design Anthropology” class, led […]

CSU Anthropology Student Publishes an Ethnographic Cookbook

As part of her senior Honors thesis, Dr. Snodgrass’ Colorado State University Honors Program student, Madison Brandt, has created and self-published an ethnographic cookbook. For this book, Madison cooked with and interviewed the people and chefs of Fort Collins (both professional and non-professional) to document their food, recipes, lives, communities, and culture. The book really captures […]