Anthropology Major (B.A.) Spotlight

Anthropology and History Majors
Originally from the small town of Homewood, Ala., Sarah Jarrar found a home at UNH as a sophomore transfer student in 2018. “I immediately felt welcomed by the faculty,” she says, “and was eager to learn more about what UNH had to offer.” A commuter student from Bow, NH, Jarrar has maximized her...
Anthropology and History Majors
Growing up in Sunapee, N.H., Katie Titus had a strong feeling she’d wind up at UNH. Both of her older brothers attended UNH, and the university met her chief criterion of being “not too far away to go home when I wanted to,” yet rife “with opportunities to study different subjects and see a bit of...
Anthropology and Sustainability Majors
One of Caitlin Burnett’s ’20 fondest academic memories is taking Ethnographic Methods with Dr. Svetlana Peshkova. The professor told the class to find a tree in College Woods and describe it in every way possible. Caitlin not only felt and observed a tree, but also tasted it by eating a piece of...
Anthropology Major
When Riley Boss was a kid growing up in Weare, N.H., her mom used an expression whenever Riley was panicking about getting good grades. The saying, “take the grade and move on,” delivered sound, practical advice about “trusting that things will work themselves out, and that I should focus on things...
Anthropology and Women's Studies Major | Public Affairs Organizer, Planned Parenthood
Upon graduation from the University of New Hampshire in May 2013 I've jumped right into social justice work.  I have been devoted to the issue of reproductive justice since beginning my time at UNH and I find it very rewarding to find myself in a career path that puts the same emphasis on a topic...
Anthropology and International Affairs Major | Teaching English with Peace Corps
After graduating from UNH in 2011 with a dual major in Anthropology and International Affairs (with minors in Italian and Asian Studies) I joined AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). I worked with a team of eight people over the course of ten months. Our projects took us to Michigan...
Anthropology and History Major | Deputy Director, Carsey School, UNH.
Read more about Curt Grimm's success using his Anthropology and History degree on UNH Tales. While obtaining my BA in Anthropology and History at UNH, I was very intrigued with the international development work being done in Africa by Anthropology Professors Stephen Reyna and Richard Downs.  After...
Anthropology Major | Anthropology Professor, Syracuse University
Read more about Chistopher DeCorse's success using his Anthropology degree on UNH Tales. 
Anthropology Major | Inpatient Hospice Care
Read more about Justin Lixweiller's success using his Anthropology degree on UNH Tales. As an anthropology undergraduate I pursed coursework and fieldwork in biological anthropology, studies that evolved from interests in forensic anthropology, to bioarchaeology. to public health.  Soon after...
Anthropology Major | Obtaining Masters in Social Work
Read more about Grace Kirkpatrick's success using her Anthropology degree on UNH Tales.
Anthropology Major | Market and Training Coordinator for NASAP
Read more about Charlene Higgins' success using her Anthropology degree on UNH Tales.  
Anthropology Major | Project Director, UNH Sustainability Institute
After graduating from UNH in 2001, I found a 9-month hourly position working at the UNH Sustainability Institute. I was hired to help organize a conference on sustainable agriculture and to help with other food system related work. Fast-forward over a decade later, and I continue to work at the UNH...