Student Presentations at Conferences 

 

Students in our department conduct cutting-edge research under the close mentorship of faculty who direct a range of fieldschools in diverse locations and focus on an array of theoretical topics. The high quality of research being conducted by our students is reflected in the high number of our students who present this research at national and international conferences, including the American Anthropological Association annual meetings. Listed below are recent presentations.

2019

Presentations 

  • Ellyn Cardon, "Fabricating Authenticity: 'Koreanness' and Hanbok Rental in Seoul's Palaces," oral presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference.
  • Rachel Cosby, "The Olympics and Recreation,"oral presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference.
  • Abagail Price, "Forsaking the Secular: Understanding Sociopolitical Group Identity in Belfast in the Wake of the Irish Abortion Referendum," oral presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference (she also chaired her session).
  • Hannah Wang, "Chinese Studnets in Korean Classrooms: Improvements in Multicultural Education," oral presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference.
  • Hannah Williams, "Catalysts for Change: A Case Study of Musical Activism in Northern Ireland," oral presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference.

Awards

  • Ellyn Cardon - 2nd prize and $250 in the Tourism poster prize competition at the Society for Applied Anthropology's annual conference in Portland, Oregan.

2018

  • Hannah Wang, "Chinese Immigrant Students in Korean Classrooms: Towards a Tamunhwa Education," poster competition, American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, San Jose, CA.
  • Jake Hubbert, "Nabataean Coarse Wares from Cistern B on the Ad-Deir Plateau, Petra, Jordan," poster competition, ASOR Conference, Denver, CO. 
  • Jessica Hudson, "The Voice of Cultural Heritage Zombies: Korean Shamans and Intangible Cultural Heritage Designations," poster competition, American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, San Jose, CA.
  • Jordan Jones, "Neoliberalism in South Korean Education and pedagogical Creation of Self-managing Individuals," paper, American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, San Jose, CA.
  • Josie Newbold, "New Lamp Fragments from the Ad Deir Plateau, Petra, Jordan." paper presentation, ASOR Conference-Denver, CO.  

2017

  • Austin Gillett, “Abstracted French or Sponsored Minority?: On Group Rights in the French Republic;” Fulton Mentored Research Conference; Provo, UT.
  • Josie Newbold, "Nabataean Tomb Placement within the Geological Landscape of Petra," poster competition, ASOR Conference, Boston, MA. 
  • Madison Harmer, “Family, Sprits, and Medicine: A Cultural-Psychological to Ua Neeb,” presentation, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Orem, UT.
  • Madison Harmer, “All is Not Lost: Medical Pluralism Among the Hmong in France,” presentation, Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Madison Harmer, “Collision or Cohesion?: Hmong Shamanism and Ontological Holism in France,” poster, Fulton Mentored Student Research Conference, Provo, UT.

2016

 

  • Austin Gillett, “Abstracted French or Sponsored Minority? On Group Rights in the French Republic” Foundations of Social Change: Migration, Mobility, and World-Making; Göttingen, Germany.
  • Craig Meiners, "Cricket Magic: How Uncertainty and Hinduism Work Together to Influence Magic in the Game of Cricket, poster presentation, Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC), Las Vegas, NV.
  • Madison Harmer, “Family, Sprits, and Medicine: A Cultural-Psychological to Ua Neeb,” presentation, Kennedy Center Inquiry Conference, Provo, UT.

2015

  • Austin Gillett and Jacob R. Hickman, “Tradition, Agency and Emotion in Hmong Moral Discourse.” Society for the Anthropology of Religion Biennial Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Austin Gillett, “Deontology and Confucian Ethics;” Hmong Studies Conference; Madison, WI.
  • Austin Gillett, “Deontology in the Paj Ntaub Threads;” Research Conference at the Yunnan Nationalities University; Kunming, China.
  • Austin Gillett, “Blah, Blah, Blah; Money, Money, Money: On negotiating the ethics of friendships with Hmong Street Vendors,” American Anthropological Association; Denver, CO.
  • Brittany Paxton, “Hmong Culture and Gender as Objects of the Tourist Gaze,” Hmong Studies Consortium Biennial Conference, Madison, WI. 
  • Brittany Ann Paxton, “Person Centered Ethnography in Gender and Tourism Studies,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Denver, CO.
  • Daniel Cardoza, “Compounding Moral Personhood: How Conversion Changes Everything, or Not,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Denver, CO.
  • Mary Cook, “Learning English in the Hills of Vietnam: Informal Education Models and Evolving Gender Dynamics in Highland Hmong Society,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Denver, CO.
  • Eric Austin Gillett, “Finding the Deontological within the Ontological.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Denver, CO.
  • Jolysa Sedgwick, “Pandora's Hope for Hmong Identity in a Relocation Community in Thailand,” Hmong Studies Consortium Biennial Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Jessica S. Andrus and Greg A. Thompson, "An Ethnography of Changing Attitudes about Education Among the Himba of Namibia," American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings. Denver, CO.
  • Jessica Andrus, "Formalizing Culture and Formal Education," Ethnographic and Qualitative Data Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 
  • Ricky Gettys, “Modeling Minorityhood: ‘Official’ Policies and ‘Unofficial’ Politics,” Hmong Studies Consortium Biennial Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Seth Meyers, “The Political Economics of Captured Brides: Towards a New Perspective on the Socioeconomic Implications of Kev Zij Pojniam in Two Hmong Villages,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings. Denver, CO.