Anthrocentric Undergraduate Journal

Undergraduate Journal of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame

Welcome to the home page of Anthrocentric, the Univeristy of Notre Dame's premier undergraduate Journal of Anthropology. 

Anthrocentric is accepting submissions for its 2021 edition. The submission deadline is Sunday, April 25th at 11:59 pm. Submissions can be made here.


Anthrocentric is a collaborative, interactive undergraduate journal that showcases students’ cross-disciplinary research and critical application of anthropological methodologies in seeking to understand what it means to be human. The journal was started to accomplish four primary goals with regard to this vision:

(1) Facilitate a scholarly dialogue amongst all levels of undergraduate students with regard to the cross-disciplinary applications of anthropology in coursework and fieldwork;

(2) Provide a means by which advanced undergraduate students are able to engage with the process of publishing an article or thesis;

(3) Showcase exceptional work of undergraduate students to increase awareness of the rewards, challenges, and perspectives gained through the study of anthropology;

(4) Increase interaction between undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors through collaboration on the publication of the journal and subsequent discussion of its contents with journal members and submission writers.

We believe that Anthrocentric is especially unique from other undergraduate journals in that it seeks to encourage cross-disciplinary scholarship at all levels of undergraduate study, confining dialogue to neither specific, rigidly defined subfields of anthropology nor advanced undergraduates only. 


Editor-in-chief: Emma Ackerley 

Editorial Board: Alina Peterson, Jessica Staggs, Jiaqi Lu, Sophie Chorek, Elizabeth Hughes, Natalie Truscott.