Anthropology majors Elizabeth Bauer, Peter Crivellaro, Lauren Earle, and Jamie Suever presented on their research projects at the 75th annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The panel, titled “Engagement and Student Ethnographic Research,” was chaired by Victor Garcia and Amanda Poole.
The Society for Applied Anthropology is an organization formed to promote the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary issues and problems. This year’s conference theme, Continuity and Change, included panels addressing a diverse array of global problems that are currently tackled by applied anthropology work.
IUP students and faculty at the 2015 Society for Applied Anthropology meeting: (l to r) Dr. Victor Garcia, Dr. Amanda Poole, Jamie Suever, Lauren Earle, Elizabeth Bauer, and Peter Crivellaro
The IUP students presenting at this conference conducted IRB-approved research projects in the context of their anthropology coursework. Elizabeth Bauer’s paper was titled “Educating People about Pollinators: Applying Ethnoecology at the Community Garden.” Peter Crivellaro presented a paper titled “Student Perspectives on Drug Use.” Lauren Earle’s paper was titled “Student Recycling at IUP: Who Participates and Why?” Finally, Jamie Suever presented a paper titled “IUP Health and Nutrition: An Analysis of IUP Students Understandings on Health.”
In addition to this undergraduate research panel, anthropology alumni Katie Fox (now in the PhD program in Applied Anthropology at Southern Methodist University) and Lisa McCann (an MA student in the IUP Sociology Program) presented on their ongoing applied anthropology research related to food security in the U.S.
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