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Principal Investigators


Sarah Hautzinger

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Feminist and Gender Studies, Colorado College 2004–; Co-Director, Partnership for Civic Engagement, 2008–. Ph.D. Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University 1997; M.A. Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University 1992; B.A. Anthropology, Reed College 1985.

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Jean Scandlyn

Research Assistant Professor. Anthropology and Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver. 2003–.Ph.D., Anthropology, Columbia University 1993; M.Phil. (1989) & M.A. (1987) Anthropology, Columbia University; B.A. M.S.N. International and Cross-Cultural Nursing University of California at San Francisco, 1985; B.S.N. Nursing. Columbia University, 1977;. B.A. Religion, Middlebury College, 1975.

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UC Denver Graduate Students


Jill McCormick, MSW 

Doctoral student in Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO and Staff, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Colorado Springs, CO.





David Bayendor, MA

M.A. in Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver and Behavioral Health Specialist, U.S. Army Reserves, Denver, CO

A “Halfie” Calls for an Anthropology of the Military


Colorado College Undergraduate Research Assistants


Giulio Brandi

Cape Town, South Africa
Class of 2012 

Alternative Counseling and PTSD: Cultural Frameworks and the Need for Narrative When Coping with Trauma


Trevor Cobb

Albuquerque, NM
Class of 2010 

Ceremony and the Liminoid in Fort Carson Infantry: Multiple Deployments, and Bringing our Troops "All the Way Home" 



Andrew Conarroe

Aspen, CO 
Class of 2011

The Culture of Substance Use in the Military: Contextualizing an Ongoing Problem




Julia DeWitt

Brookline, MA
Class of 2010 

"Supporting Our Troops:" Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress disorder, Soldier Reintegration and the Soldier Support Network in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Emily Faxon

Barrington, RI


Class of 2013

Healing Communities: How Yoga is Used to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Combat-War Veterans




Ben Felson

Hartford, CT
Class of 2010

Camouflaged Costs: Military Influence on the Cultural Geography of Colorado Springs 




Victoria Frecentese

Stillwater, MN


Class of 2013

Tattooing Identity: An analysis of historical and contemporary tattooing practices among members of the military community







Joey Glick

Pittsburgh, PA
Class of 2011

Spiritual Fitness and Compassion Fatigue: The Proliferation of Pro-Military Spirituality Within the Army Chaplain Corps





Angela Komar

Fort Collins, CO
Class of 2013




Hana Low

Palo Alto, CA
Class of 2011

A Possible Framework For Understanding the Intersection of Ethnicity and Mental Health Within Army Communities 



Tara Milliken

Portland, ME
Class of 2014




Luke Parkhurst

Pinole, CA
Class of 2010




Stephanie Tancer

Detroit, MI
Class of 2012

The Militarization of Families: Exploring the Gender Dynamic of the Army Wife in the United States 


Student Researchers in AN380:

Army Culture & Accessing Resources for PTSD/TBIs -- a Community-Based Field Course taught by Prof Sarah Hautzinger, Anthropology/Partnership for Civic Engagement. Block 2, Fall 2008.

  • Sarah Andrews
  • Trevor Cobb
  • Julia DeWitt
  • Emily Havens
  • Anna Jackson
  • Molly Jankovsky
  • Eli King
  • Caroline McKenna
  • Luke Parkhurst
  • Megan Poole