Amanda Cortez, Rieti Gengo, and Jeffrey Peterson came to Notre Dame in fall 2014 as part of the first cohort of the Ph.D. in Anthropology program. Here, they reflect on their time in the program. Cortez, a doctoral student affiliate of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, focuses her research on multispecies relationships in Peru. She received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Washington. Gengo, who is part of the joint Ph.D. program in anthropology and peace studies, received bachelor’s degrees in music and anthropology from Davidson College and a master’s in anthropology from Western Michigan University. His most recent research centers on Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. Peterson, whose research interests are in nonhuman primate cognition and social behavior, completed a bachelor’s degree in anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s in anthropology from San Diego State University.
Anthropology is the study of humans.
Anthropology, like its object of study, is complicated and fascinating.
Anthropologists want to know everything about our species, from its earliest origins to its complex present, and use every tool and question we can think of to understand our embodied, social nature.
Fri May 17, 2019
Join the anthropology faculty May 17th from 10:00am-12:00pm in a reception honoring graduating seniors. All students and their guests are welcome!
Mon Jun 17, 2019
ANTH 20201 Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology (CRN 3803) with Dr. Jeffrey Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer 2019. Counts towards Biology Electives, Neuroscience Electives (NSBH), Anthropology Fundamentals and/or Electives.
Also counts as Arts and Letters Social Science (ALSS). M T W R F - 9:30A - 10:50A.