Department of Anthropology undergraduate student Reid Ellefson-Frank was featured as the Diversity Torch in this month’s College of Social Science Diversity Matters recognizing International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27. International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorates the millions of Holocaust victims and enjoins individuals to promote programs to prevent further genocides. The College of Social Science Diversity Torches celebrate students who uphold a diversity value or ideal. As “Diversity Torches,” they provide light, guidance, and awareness to their fellow students and all who see them.
Mr. Ellefson-Frank is a third-year College of Social Science undergraduate majoring in Anthropology, whose recent work on tourism at Auschwitz, and Auschwitz’s archaeological environment earned the regard of his professors: “When it comes to remembering the Holocaust, there is no student better equipped to tackle the topic than anthropology junior Reid Ellefson-Frank. An East Lansing native with a global mindset, Reid’s academic interests focus on understanding the politics of collective memory, and how to memorialize tragic events such as genocides and wars…” Click here to read more01.30.21