After internship, anthropology major Meg Reynolds reflects towards future career

Recent graduate Meg Reynolds has broad interests, and her SBS Internship Award in 2017 helped her explore how they might work in her career path. An Anthropology major with minors in Art and Biology, she interned with the The Resistance Center For Peace And Justice in Northampton, MA. We caught up with her at the end of her senior year, and talked about her experience as an SBS Internship Awarde

Juan José Ibarretxe, Former President of the Basque Autonomous Community of Spain, to Speak at UMass Amherst

Juan José Ibarretxe, former president of the Basque Autonomous Community of Spain and director of the Agirre Lehendakaria Center of Social and Political Studies, will deliver the second annual William Douglass Chair in Basque Cultural Studies Lecture, Tuesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in the third floor conference room of Gordon Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ibarretxe’s presentation, “How to Change a Country,” is free and open to the public.

Course creatively teaches anthropology through playing and designing games

It’s the end of fall semester, and Krista Harper, Professor of Anthropology and Public Policy, gathers a group of around 30 students and faculty in a University of Massachusetts classroom one chilly December evening. One by one, a half-dozen teams take their place in front of the class and present their final projects to their classmates. Presentations cover a range of topics: ecotourism, Hurricane Katrina and the evacuations that happened due to the storm, climate change in the Artic, and the plight of Syrian refugees.