Anthropology and Sociology

Christopher Anderson

September 26, 2012

Meet the New Faculty

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This fall, Lafayette welcomes seven new professors, bringing the College’s total to 215 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been working toward increasing the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decreasing the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 to 10:1, one of the initiatives in its strategic plan. [...]

Abenezer Solomon ’14 outside the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York City

August 28, 2012

Abenezer Solomon ’14 Spends Summer Fighting Injustice at EEOC

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Abenezer Solomon ’14 (Brooklyn, N.Y) aspires to have a career in which he battles injustice and inequality in our society. This summer, he gained experience doing just that as an intern with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York City. A double major in government & law and anthropology & sociology, Solomon worked [...]

Carlos Barata

July 30, 2012

Singer, Songwriter, and Anthropologist Carlos Barata ’14 to Perform at Musikfest

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For Carlos Barata ’14, a double major in music and anthropology & sociology, music is about so much more than sound. “Music is a common ground for humanity,” he explains.  “It carries out different purposes/meanings for many different types of people, in different types of settings, but at the end of the day it brings [...]


July 19, 2012

Scott Kominkiewicz ’12 Will Teach in Japan through Prestigious Exchange Program

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Scott Kominkiewicz ’12 leaves this month for Japan, where he’ll spend the year teaching English through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. JET, administered by the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, promotes grassroots international exchange between Japan and other nations. In addition to instructing students of all ages in English, Kominkiewicz will help [...]

Asad Akram 13 (l-r), Alexandra Behette '13, Helen Xu '14, and Julia Seidenstein '14 in Easton Area Community Center’s greenhouse

June 12, 2012

Tech Clinic Teams with Local Groups to Increase Access to Fresh Produce

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Six students are working to green up the plates of the Easton community, using a variety of innovations to make vegetable-growing possible within limited green space. The team is working as part of Technology Clinic, a hands-on course that brings students from different majors together to help solve real-world problems.  This semester, the group focused [...]

Through Alternative School Break, Kelly McNulty ’11 spent a week living among the indigenous Shaur people of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

May 22, 2012

Kelly McNulty ’11 and Mathew Pezon ’10 Receive Fulbright Scholarships

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Two alumni have won Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to live, work, and study in foreign countries in 2013. Kelly McNulty ’11 received an English Teaching Assistantship Award, and Mathew Pezon ’10 won a scholarship to study in Spain. Thirty-three Lafayette students have received Fulbrights in the last 13 years. McNulty begins her Fulbright [...]

Alexandra Meis '08

May 10, 2012

Alexandra Meis ’08 Wins National Public Policy Challenge from Penn’s Fels Institute

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Alex Meis ’08 is part of a team that won the inaugural National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, with a $15,000 award, sponsored by the Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania. The winning entry details a mobile app to empower caregivers of students in the New York City Department of Education with timely student attendance information to ensure that all children are present in school all day, every day.

Lanette Rozier '75

May 2, 2012

Lanette Rozier ’75 Helps Others as Therapist and Community Activist

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As she helps others follow their instincts, therapist Lanette Rozier ’75 allows her own inner voice to guide her through life’s most challenging decisions. Her choices have led her to a thriving practice in Millstone Township, N.J., and to the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. During the 2008 presidential election, Rozier was [...]


May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Andrew Shoop ’13

April 23, 2012

Spotted on Campus With… Andrew Shoop ’13

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Quarterback Andrew Shoop ’13 (Danville, Pa.) discusses exploring other cultures as an anthropology and sociology major, staying in shape during the off season, and the importance of leadership. What do you enjoy most about your major? I think what I enjoy most about my major is that I constantly get to learn about other cultures [...]