Publication as a Student

The thesis requirements in our department are particularly rigorous compared to undergraduate training at most institutions. The upshot of this is the potential for students to publish the results of their fieldwork at a level that is uncommon for undergraduate researchers. You should consult with your faculty advisor about how to best go about this, since in many cases the intellectual property that resulted from your research may belong to both of you, and your advisor can best mentor you in improving your thesis to the level where it could be published. There are a number of publications that specialize in publishing anthropological scholarship by students, and links to some of these are given below. You may also want to discuss your project with your advisor in terms co-authoring a piece for a higher-tier journal as well. This can be a particularly productive route to pursue, and there is a history of this in our department that have launched many careers in the discipline. This is rooted in our history of innovative field schools. For example, John Hawkins has several edited volumes with University of Oklahoma Press (e.g., ) where student papers from his field school in Guatemala were published.


NEXUS: The Canadian Student Journal of Anthropology