Anthropology Club

The Anthropology Club is for Anthro students who want to learn more about anthropology & archaeology, and meet professors & students in the department. Contact the Anthropology Club at for more information.

The Kituhwan

The Kituhwan is Franklin & Marshall College's student-produced Anthropology journal. The Kituhwan publishes student essays annually and is currently looking for submissions for this year's edition. The Kituhwan is also seeking interested students who would like to learn more about the editing and production process. For more information contact

Honors Theses

Sarah Mills '14

 "Staging Social Activism: the politics of race and identity in community theatre."

Alexandria Ross '14

 "You're not as blind as I thought you were: A look at the marginalization of women with physical disabilities."

Teresa Kline '13

 "Exploring the Role of Morality in Amish Tourism"

Hanna Jun '12

 "Lost in Migration: An Ethnographic Study of Language and Identity among the Chosonjok in Flushing, New York."

Karen Thomson '12

"Tobacco Pipes of the Strickler Site, a 17th Century Susquehannock Village."

Chelsea Barrows '11

 "Coming and Living Out:  A Look at the Lives of Franklin & Marshall College LGBTIQ Students."

Elizabeth Dalton '11

 "Faunal Analysis at Fort Hunter:  A French and Indian Supply Fort in Pennsylvania."

Jessica Garber '11

 "Psychics in the Mainstream."

Elizabeth Bursick '10

“More than Baubles: Beads, Burials, and the Effects of Colonialism on Susquehannock Material Culture.”

Alison Goldberg '10

“Mi Gente Latina: A Case Study”

Christine Batta '09

“The Business of Being Creative: The Professionalism of Graphic Design in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.”

Michelle Morgenstern '09

“'The Literacy Block is Sacred': The Construction of Relationships to Language and Ideology in Elementary School Classrooms.”

Chelsey ZeRuth '09

“Unraveling a Thirty-Five Year Old Mystery: Forensic Anthropology, Eighteenth Century Quakers, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.”


Although the majority of professional anthropologists still work in colleges and universities, an increasing number of them are finding employment outside of academia. Such international organizations as the World Bank and the World Health Organization hire anthropologists, and related applied fields such as public health, medicine, international relations, development, conservation, and law are attracting anthropologists trained at all levels. Anthropologists can be found working in museums, medical schools, national parks, construction sites, government agencies, consulting firms, and corporations. Anthropology has even become a "hot" subject among scholars in other academic disciplines. Recent graduates from F&M have gone on to graduate programs in anthropology, as well as to medical school, law school, business school, and graduate schools of public health, international affairs, urban planning, social work, forensic science, conservation, population studies, development, human resource management, and public policy. Many of our graduates join the Peace Corps, Teach for America, or AmeriCorp immediately after college. As the world becomes more sensitive to questions of cultural diversity, anthropology majors have become ever more sought after in the job market.

The members of the Franklin and Marshall anthropology faculty are liberal arts purists. We are fervently committed to the idea that studying anthropology is an important and desirable component to a well-rounded liberal education. With a little bit of training, those with outstanding liberal educations and the capacity for discipline and hard work are able to pursue ANY career or aspiration after college. Although several of our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers as anthropologists, we are equally proud of the great diversity of careers and life paths that our graduates have pursued.

The American Anthropological Association has a Careers in Anthropology section on its web-site.