A Specialization of NC State's M.A. in Anthropology Program
Cultural anthropologists at NC State pursue a wide range of research interests, including specializations in the following two areas: globalization and social justice, and science, environment and health.
Graduate students at NC State may construct a research project on a subject of their own choice in consultation with their advisor, or receive training and expertise in the following areas.
Areas of Study
Globalization and Social Justice
- Evaluate the enduring relevance of cultural differences in a globally connected world.
- Understand global processes, the intersection of the local with the global, and their effects especially in matters of governance, environmental management, migration, international development and healthcare.
- Research the formation of globalized/cosmopolitan identities.
- Develop a framework for taking action to critically engage social justice issues.
- Faculty who work in this area include: Haenn, Millhauser and Murray.
Science, Environment and Health
- Examine the cultural construction of science, nature, and the human body.
- Investigate the intersection of political and market forces with the environment, health, and medical practice.
- Consider the effect of academic knowledge practices on health initiatives and natural resource management.
- Develop a program for carrying out positive change in the fields of environment and health.
- Faculty who work in this area include: Haenn, Millhauser, Murray and Wesp.