Student Research Spotlight

As an REU intern at the American Museum of Natural History, Maya Schwingel ‘24 used 3D modeling techniques to visualize Middle Jurassic stem-salamander fossils to characterize the species and its evolutionary relationships.

"Anthropology prepared me for working with and communicating about the fossil record, especially where gaps between scientific and general knowledge might be the largest."

Maya Schwingel
Anthropology major

Documenting Transnational Migration

As a part of a research collaboration with Denison University funded by the ASIANetwork Student-Faculty Fellows Program, Mia Tsuchida '25 and Professor of Anthropology Sam Pack explored the current prospects and aspirations of asylum seekers, refugees, labor migrants and immigrants in Japan through oral history and documentary filmmaking.