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Student Work

  • Student Exhibit: "No More Bhopal" Thesis Show. Senior anthropology major Ruthie Markwardt designed, constructed, and opened a thesis exhibit calling attention to the continuing impact of the world's largest industrial disaster. The disaster occurred on December 3, 1984 when a Union Carbide pesticide plant leaked more than 30 tons of toxic gases in a residential area. Thousands have died, and many more continue to suffer from the lasting effects of the gases. Ruthie's exhibit highlights the suffering of the people of Bhopal today, and the lack of accountability from the company.
  • Class Activity: Colorado College's advanced seminar "Anthropology 326: Religion and Ritual" spent a week in the San Luis Valley performing team fieldwork on conceptions of sacred place, and the potential impact of natural gas drilling on local spiritual practice. Visit the website created by the class to share community information.

  • Class Activity: AN 318 Archaeology of Colonial Entanglements. The final project for this course required to the students to design and curate a museum exhibition on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 in the Coburn Gallery.Students were also required to provide museum tours to school children, between the ages of 4 and 5, and CC Professors and Students. Check out the Museum Catalogue that was created by the students in the course. A photo gallery of the tours and exhibition space is also available.   

  • Class Activity: AN 317 The Anthropology of Place-Making. One of the final projects for this course was to create a new book-length guide to the Colorado College Campus and the surrounding area. The essays in the guide explore ideas of space and place, how people move through campus, and issues of the past and present in the daily lives of students, faculty and staff on campus. One of the creative projects for the course included a time-lapse video of informal path-walking across the CC campus.
  • Rocky Mountain Undergraduate Review - Founded fall of 2007, the Rocky Mountain Undergraduate Review provides a venue for students from the Rocky Mountain region to publish outstanding written thought in the areas of the social sciences. These core disciplines are economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, and history. Anthropology graduate Natalie Fast was one of the students selected for the inaugural issue. Download her thesis here (PDF).