About Scholars Week
At Western's Anthropology Scholars Week Conference, students from the department are encouraged to present their research and hard work to their peers and faculty. It is an opportunity for students to share their interests and engage in constructive dialogue. The symposium will consist of individual presentations and speakers.
Students have the opportunity to publish their research on Western's CEDAR. Review the Department of Anthropology collected works on CEDAR.
Scroll down for more information on how to publish.
Associate Director Career Services Center Western Washington University
Mindy is a first-generation graduate and double alum from Western. She earned her BA in cultural anthropology and returned five years later to get her master’s in business administration. She found her community in Bellingham and happily made it her home, starting a family here, launching two businesses and returning to Western to grow her career. Currently, Mindy is the Associate Director of the Career Services Center at Western, where she supports the mission to empower out community to explore, to connect, and to create their future. Mindy also love traveling; she spent a year teaching English in South Korea and has made multiple voyages to southeast Asia.
2022 Scholars Week Schedule
Events will be held in Arntzen Hall 317 15 minute breaks between sessions
Please enjoy refreshments in AH 319 throughout the events
Wednesday May 18th
11:15 Keynote Speaker: Mindy Pelton Associate Director of Career Services, WWU
12:15 Language and Culture
Doris Manglicmot Taglish: A Future Filipino-English Creole?
Sylvia Cohen Rarámuri Language and the Rural School System in Chihuahua Mexico
Ana Ramirez Indigenous Resource Management and its Perseverance in British Columbia
Esther Kruman The Ongoing Journey of Scottish Gaelic: Strength, Endangerment & Revitalization
1:45 Resume and Job Search Workshop
Abby Senuty, WWU Career Services Center
3:00 Sexuality, Energy & Consciousness
Mads Hall, Bella Barlow, Jay LeMieux, and Isabella Conover Asexual and Aromantic College Students’ Experiences with Relationships and Community
Jennifer Kastner Never forgotten: The Stories of Korean Comfort Women
Grim Brandt Bleed: Duality of Consciousness in Dungeons and Dragons
Adriannah Roman Delve Into the Positive Economic Impact Solar Power has had on Morocco Civilians
4:15 Graduate Student Panel
Kelsey Maloy, Rhiannon Joker, Elizabeth Baseman, Isabella Pipp, Caroline Hyde, Elizabeth Smyth, and Mia Price Master's-Level Theses Designed to Enact Change
Thursday May 19th
10:00 Archaeology, Religion & Primatology
Ruth Barnes Storytelling in Cave Art: Use of Natural Elements to Illustrate Stories
Alexander Williams Cosmology, the Afterlife, and Mortuary Rituals Among New World Civilizations
Julia Epps Bones here, bones there, bones everywhere: Bioarchaeology and Osteology in Action
Kate Hawken Tattooing Antiquity, Symbolism, and Practice
11:45 Outstanding Student Research Awards & Recognition of Outstanding Service
12:30 Round Table ANTH 303
Olivia Rose, Lance Tulloch, Marcus Benson and Judy Pine Experiencing the Shift to Online Learning
1:45 Round Table Medical Anthropology Lab
Sean Bruna, Rhiannon Joker, L.C. Osadchuk, Dan Hargrave, Caitlin Millard, Tori Bianchi, G McGrew Being a Diverse Lab; Labs as Unsettling Counterspaces for Mentored Research at PWUIs
3:00 Politics and History
Hannah Durland Ceaușescu’s Abortion Ban
Kiersten Shjerven The Lingering Impact of COVID-19 on Grief and Bereavement, Practices Among College Students in the Pacific Northwest
Guy Adamo For the Furs: Servitude, Collaboration, and Violence between Russian Traders and Indigenous Alaskans
Crow Chloupek * Outstanding Research Award Recipient Reflections in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Drawing Links from the Armenian Genocide, Turkish Denialism, and Ethnic Hatred
Interested in publishing your work?
If you are interested in having your work published on Western's CEDAR, please send one email, subject line Scholars Week in Anthropology, your paper and signed CEDAR license agreement attached, to email@example.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your work will be published on an open-access platform (viewable by anyone around the world).
Students are welcome and encouraged to participate in Western's Scholars Week activities as well as the Anthropology Department's.