Anthropology professor and former chair Dr. Jodie O’Gorman receives distinguished award and reflects on career

By Katie Nicpon During the annual Midwest Archaeological Conference (MAC), Dr. Jodie O’Gorman, MSU Department of Anthropology professor, received the Distinguished Career Award that recognizes archaeologists who have demonstrated excellence and contributed significantly and regularly to the advancement of Midwestern archaeology. “I”m honored to receive Read More

MSU Department of Anthropology holds Human Remains Excavation Course for Michigan State Police

By Katie Nicpon Caption: The MSU Forensic Anthropology Lab facilitated a training session in Lansing for members of the Michigan State Police force. The training involved how to properly excavate and handle remains. The skeletons used for the training were made of plastic. Photo credit: Read More

Anthropology Grad Student Spotlight: Kelsey Merreck Wagner – Human-environment relationships and art as activism

By Katie Nicpon Passionate about the intersection of people, animals, environment and activism, Kelsey Merreck Wagner is a Ph.D. candidate in the MSU Anthropology program and is also an artist. Since the pandemic, she has been weaving community trash into tapestries and preparing for her Read More

MSU Anthropology professor receives Fulbright Scholarship for linguistic anthropology research in France

Dr. Chantal Tetreault, MSU Department of Anthropology associate professor, received a Fulbright Scholarship to research Arabic language education and policy in Paris, France, for six months.  Dr. Tetreault’s academic background is linguistic and cultural anthropology, and her research focuses on the connection between language change Read More

MSU Anthropology professor and undergraduate participate in Smithsonian global oyster study

Dr. Sanchez, MSU Department of Anthropology assistant professor, and his colleague Dr. Michael Grone, California Department of Parks and Recreation, contributed to the global study of Indigenous oyster fisheries, which synthesized over a century of archaeological findings from the San Francisco Bay Area. The synthesis Read More