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Experiences & Opportunities


Nancy Eberhardt

Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Anthropology and Sociology

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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There are ample opportunities to enhance your education in anthropology and sociology. Advisors in the department actively encourage students to take part in research opportunities, off-campus study and internships offered by Knox, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, and other organizations.

Student Research and Creative Projects

Many of our majors -- and minors -- pursue research and creative projects. Some even present or perform their work at national and international conferences. Here are a few recent projects:

  • "#Solidarity: Youth Participation in Social Movements," Eva Marley '13, anthropology/sociology major.
  • "Loyalties: Social Network and Identity Influence on Political Participation," Jim Hanson '11, anthropology/sociology major.
  • "Home Away from Home: Culinary Practices of Knox Students," Melissa Cuenca '11, anthropology/sociology major.
  • "A Well-Oiled Machine? Negotiating Money and Identity in a Small Town Music Science," Zak Kahn '11, anthropology/sociology major.
  • "Not the 'Weekend Type of Dad': Changing Expectations of Fatherhood," Michaela Romano '11, anthropology/sociology major.
  • "Not in My Neighborhood: Perceptions of Risk in Relation to Methamphetamines' Presence in Galesburg, Illinois," Daniel Feldman '10, anthropology/sociology major.
  • "txt msg: Test Messaging and its Impact on Communication and Social Practices," Hannah Gdalman '09, anthropology/sociology major.
  • "Intentional Community as Cultural Critique: An Ethnographic Examination of Plow Creek Fellowship," Andrew Raridon '09, anthropology/sociology major.

College Honors

Outstanding students may elect to undertake College Honors in their senior year, carrying out an advanced research project presented and defended to a faculty committee that includes a distinguished outside examiner. Examples of recent Honors projects include:

  • Anthropology/Sociology and Music Interdisciplinary: "Sound Intentions: The Musical Qualities of Infant-Directed Speech," Megan Elizabeth Beney '13.
  • Anthropology/Sociology: "Small Victories: A Peasant Movement Challenges Development in Northeast Thailand," David Owen Ferris '08.
  • Sociology: "Restoring Justice and, Sometimes, Selfhood: An Exploration of Identity, the Self, and Values in Restorative Justice Narratives," Julia Miller Strehlow '07.
  • Anthropology/Sociology: "Trash Hunters: An ethnographic Study of Scavenging in Khon Kaen, Thailand," Mary Ellen Batterman '07.


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