UHCL Anthropology Program

UHCL Anthropology Program For future, current, and past Anthropology students at UHCL and for those that have an interest in our program and activities! What it is: Anthropology is a unique discipline that studies the human being as a whole.
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The Anthropology Program at UHCL focuses on Cultural Anthropology—using cross-cultural research, cultural anthropologists attempt to make meaning of the different ways to be human, as well as focus on the ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’ of cultural ways, the causes, connections, and effects of certain elements of culture. Studying cultural anthropology leads one to understand how culture influences our lives and how it is, often unwittingly, reproduced by parents, institutions, and media. Graduates with a Bachelors in Anthropology from UHCL have a unique skill-set and are able to work in diverse industries as experts in cross-cultural research, relations and communication. Graduates are also skilled in library research, writing, critical thinking, logic, public speaking, statistics, mapping skills, photography, ethnographic methods, and qualitative research methods.

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UHCL Cross- Cultural Studies and Anthropology Student Association -CASA
01/15/2020

UHCL Cross- Cultural Studies and Anthropology Student Association -CASA

Our respite trip was a success! Over 30 bags of donations were distributed the families in need! A special thank you to all our CASA, Lambda Alpha, faculty, and community members who made this a reality. And a special thank you to the community leaders for collaborating and teaching us.

Students, it’s time to apply for UHCL HSH scholarships: https://www.uhcl.edu/costs-aid/scholarships/current-continuing-s...
11/27/2019
College of Human Sciences and Humanities Scholarships | University of Houston-Clear Lake

Students, it’s time to apply for UHCL HSH scholarships: https://www.uhcl.edu/costs-aid/scholarships/current-continuing-students/human-sciences-humanities

You’re encouraged to apply for multiple awards. Apply for all you can! Deadline is December 9! Thanks! 😊

These scholarships are for College of Human Sciences and Humanities students only. The application process for these scholarships is available each year during the month of February. Awards for each scholarship are contingent on availability of funding and are made for the following academic year.

University of Houston-Clear Lake
10/04/2019

University of Houston-Clear Lake

Visitors from the Gulf state of Oman head to campus this month to collaborate with the Texas community on ways to improve global sustainability for the future. Find out how you can join the discussions on climate, disaster recovery, public policy and more during this free event: http://bit.ly/uhcl-sqcc-conference.

09/26/2019
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Winter 2019 and Summer 2020 ethnographic methods field school in Isla Mujeres, Mexico:

Greetings,

My name is Todd Pierce and I am the Director at the Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field School (on the small Caribbean island, Isla Mujeres, Mexico).

We are currently accepting enrollment to our winter 2019 and summer 2020 Field School sessions. Our main program is our 8-week long Advanced Methods course (May 30 to July 26) where students create a professional research proposal (using the Wenner Gren Foundation format), conduct the research and present their data in an open-to-the-public conference on the island, as well as prepare academic journal style articles intended for publication.
Our students not only learn how to create a professional academic research proposal (which must be completed, with our guidance, before their arrival), receive training on the theory, ethics and methods of ethnographic research, experience cultural and linguistic immersion, conduct the proposed research (that is participatory, community based and service learning informed) and present their data in a conference, but are also guided to publish their research results in peer-reviewed academic journals. And many succeed in doing so.

It would be much appreciated if you could forward this e-mail to your students.

The Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field School specializes in community-based projects and trains students on how to conduct ethnographic research. Located on a small Mexican Caribbean island, much of the student research is focused on community needs per their request. We also encourage students to have their research align with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This allows for the students to not only consider their research within the context of theory and previous research or how it can impact the local community, but also how it can be of service in a much larger global effort and context.
https://una-gp.org/the-sustainable-development-goals-2015-2030/
Some of our current areas of interest: Culture & Environment, Latin America & Caribbean, Medical Anthropology, Gender & Identity, History, Space & Meaning, and Economic Development. There is a wide variety of subjects for research. In the past, some students have conducted research on diabetes, body image and health, GLBT+ identity, teenage pregnancy, HIV and Dengue Fever prevention, Economic Development and tourism, Sea Turtle, reef and Whale Shark conservation.
Winter 2019 Winter Methods Practicum: December 6 - 15
http://www.anthrofieldschool.com/copy-of-winter-spring-2016-17-sessi
We have a nice class forming up for our 9 day long Winter 2018 Methods Practicum Session (Dec 6 to 15). We are still accepting applications, so please share this information with those who might want to attend. The deadline for applications is November 15th. Undergrads to Post-Docs are welcomed to attend.

From the festival of Guadalupe here on the island to site visits to Chich Itza and Ek Balam, along with an underground cenote swim, this will be a fun and informative week for our students!

Summer 2020 Sessions:

Advanced Methods (8 weeks): May 30 - July 26
http://www.anthrofieldschool.com/6-week-advanced-methods-

Methods Practicum (3 weeks): June 6 - June 27
http://www.anthrofieldschool.com/3-week-practicum-courses

For more information, please see our website: http://www.AnthroFieldSchool.com

The Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field School (I.F.S.) is dedicated to the professionalization of ethnographic research and the training of students on how to conduct ethical, meaningful and professional research. Our mission is to train ethnographers that we are confident in and that we know can get the job done. Be it future graduate school research or projects for employers. Our trained ethnographers can tackle a research project from beginning to end with confidence, experience, and know-how.

Students will participate in formal lectures, informal presentations, service learning, government meetings and briefings, and ethnographic research that serves to assist the people of Isla Mujeres either through applied anthropological techniques or through creating a more full ethnographic record that illuminates the island's past, present, and possible future. Students will be immersed in the culture of the island and will conduct collaborative research with its residents. Students will learn the value of teamwork by helping each other on projects, talking through field research problems and supporting each other in their professional development.

We train both undergraduate and graduate students. We also have post-docs who attend the Field School for further training and career development. Our program gives students the cutting edge needed to get into good graduate school programs, develop graduate school dissertation research (which will help in securing research funding for dissertations) and will help them land the job they want in the discipline. Some undergraduates have used their experience and data for senior thesis projects, while graduate students use it for pilot research to develop their Master's thesis or Doctoral dissertations.

Sincerely,
Todd G. Pierce, Ph.D.
Director
The Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field School

[email protected]
[email protected]
202-241-5325 (USA)
998-139-7122 (MX)
http://www.AnthroFieldSchool.com

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UHCL is thrilled to be hosting this exciting conference on our campus on October 23. The conference is free and open to ...
09/19/2019

UHCL is thrilled to be hosting this exciting conference on our campus on October 23. The conference is free and open to the public, we hope you’ll join us.
Please register at @www.uhcl.edu/sqcc

Call for research posters, join us for #campus_sustainabilty_day, October 23. Omani students are also welcome and encouraged to submit their work, our Office of International Admissions and Programs will facilitate printing, @Gigi Do, Ph.D.
For more information, contact Dr. Pilar Goyarzu, [email protected] .

Poster requirements: @https://lnkd.in/gQvB-Pg
Poster registration: @https://lnkd.in/gJXRPUX

DUE: September 10, 2019The Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology is pleased to announce its ...
09/03/2019
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DUE: September 10, 2019
The Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology is pleased to announce its undergraduate paper prize competition. We are seeking student papers that address SUNTA’s interests, including urban life, space and place, transnational social processes, impacts of globalization, and refugees and immigration. The prize includes a cash award of $150. The winner will be announced at the 2019 AAA meetings in Vancouver.
Any author who is a current undergraduate or who graduated in the 2019 calendar year is eligible for the competition, as long as the submission was composed while the student was an undergraduate.
Papers should be no more than 30 double-spaced pages, 12-point font, including bibliography, notes and images/figures. The paper’s formatting (e.g., citations, bibliographies etc.) should be consistent throughout. International entries are encouraged, although papers must be submitted in English.
Please send submissions by email to Sylvia Nam ([email protected]). Please direct any queries about the award or alternative submission arrangements to her.

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Welcome back everyone! Wishing everyone a fantastic 2019-20 school year! Happy Fall semester!! Model Arab League Student...
08/29/2019

Welcome back everyone! Wishing everyone a fantastic 2019-20 school year! Happy Fall semester!! Model Arab League Student Organization UHCL A big thank you to all of our dear students, wishing you all a wonderful semester and much success! 🌹

Our faculty are having a great time in Kenya!
06/15/2019

Our faculty are having a great time in Kenya!

05/07/2019

The Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative is hosting a fundraiser at Axelrad Beer Garden on the evening of May 22nd. To encourage donations, they would love to have prizes available.

The Cross Cultural Studies team is putting together a Starbucks themed prize basket and needs your help!
Items of interest include...
-Gift cards
-Mugs/Cups
-Ground coffee
-Any Starbucks brand items

Comment below if you have any questions. Thank you!

Thanks,
Brianna Etoria

Hisn A'Shumookh Library
01/20/2019

Hisn A'Shumookh Library

Students and teaching staff from University of Houston Clear Lake - USA visited Hisn A'Shumookh Library Yesterday. They took a guided tour of the library building. A brief overview of various library collections and services was provided.
#Oman #libraries #library

UHCL Museum Studies
01/14/2019

UHCL Museum Studies

Archeology lesson at sunset at Al Baleed, Land of Frankincense Museum

11/30/2018
UHCL LLAS Program
11/03/2018

UHCL LLAS Program

Come visit our Dia De Los Muertos alter in Atrium 1 in the Bayou building!

08/28/2018
UHCL Museum Studies

UHCL Museum Studies

Two opportunities for students from our own UHCL art gallery! 1) Opportunities to help in the gallery with installation and takedown. First chance is next week, Tuesday – Thursday. Get experience as an art handler!

2) Bayou City Arts Festival. The art gallery has a booth at the Discovery Zone where we will be teaching printmaking. This is a major fundraiser for the art gallery. The event is Oct. 13 & 14. Benefit to you: learn about printmaking, working with people, get into the Art Festival for free, and entry into a raffle for each shift you work.
To find out more, contact Karen Fiscus: [email protected]

04/30/2018
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03/26/2018
On the Imperative of Transnational Solidarity: A U.S. Black Feminist Statement on the Assassination of Marielle Franco - The Black Scholar

http://www.theblackscholar.org/on-the-imperative-of-transnational-solidarity-a-u-s-black-feminist-statement-on-the-assassination-of-marielle-franco/

“Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society’s definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference—those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are Black, who are older—know that survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how...

03/15/2018
03/02/2018
Wonderful funded research opportunity for our undergraduate majors. Let me know if I can assist anyone with an applicati...
01/16/2018
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Wonderful funded research opportunity for our undergraduate majors. Let me know if I can assist anyone with an application! C. Kovic
https://www.utep.edu/liberalarts/bordercommunity/about/index.html

The Immigration and Border Community – Research Experience for Undergraduates, is a unique opportunity to learn social science research methods while collaborating with local organizations to conduct in-depth research about the unique challenges faced by border communities in the Paso del Norte re...

Great course for Spring 2018
01/03/2018

Great course for Spring 2018

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