In anthropology, “snowball sampling” refers to growing the number of participants in a research study by asking subjects to refer friends and acquaintances. For senior Candice Park, it was her research experiences at Notre Dame that snowballed, as each opportunity led her to the next — culminating in her senior thesis for the Department of Anthropology.
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.
Mark Schurr, professor and acting chair of Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology, is dedicated to research that doesn’t just serve academic ends, but can also do good for the world. At his latest research site — the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie near Joliet, Illinois — he is exploring what life was like for 17th-century Native Americans and working to determine how to best restore the area to a natural environment that allows visitors to enjoy and learn from the land.
Fri Apr 27, 2018
The University of Notre Dame's Department of Anthropology invites you to a combined symposium of research by our graduate and undergraduate students! Undergraduate poster presentations begin at 1:30 pm on the 2nd Floor of Corbett Family Hall and undergraduate student presentations begin at 2:00 pm in the Tutor Room 278. Graduate student presentations begin at 3:00 pm in the Tutor Room 278 Corbett Family Hall.…
Sat May 19, 2018
Join us for a reception to honor graduating seniors, their guests, and faculty.…