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PhD Student
Anthropology and Social Change

The Anthropology and Social Change program  is a unique program that offers students much more than any traditional graduate program I have encountered. Here, you are actively encouraged to utilize the skills and theoretical frameworks you learn in the classroom to participate in various social and political projects, with the aim of making the world a better, more livable place. From environmentalism to social justice, the program has helped expand my own involvement in social movements and given me insights into a range of exciting and emergent possibilities in the field of activist and participatory anthropology. The faculty have been an invaluable asset in helping me navigate the often complex terrain of academic life, and yet still give me the space to pursue my individual research interests and projects.

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