On April 25 and 26, 2015, 18 students from the Anthropology Department took part in the 24th annual Pennsylvania State System Undergraduate Anthropology Conference. The annual conference enables students to present their research in a professional, public forum and engage with other anthropology students throughout the State System.
Eighteen students from IUP’s Department of Anthropology participated in the State System Anthropology Undergraduate Research Conference, hosted by Bloomsburg University. IUP students presented their original research on such diverse topics as organ donation, culturally constructed ideas of beauty, Cambodia’s civil society, and faunal weathering.
A keynote address was presented by renown anthropologist and professor at West Chester University, Paul Stoller, titled “Storytelling, Religion, and the Contours of Well-Being.”
This conference is designed for undergraduate students to present and discuss their anthropological research and to exchange and encourage new ways of engaging with scholars across disciplines and institutions.