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Chair's Message


I am delighted to share some of the many recent things that have been happening with students, faculty, and alumni in our department. To learn what anthropology is and to get a sense of who we are as a department, please see our Mission and Goals statement or the About Anthropology page. We support our queer students and colleagues and stand against racism. In addition to the material in our most recent newsletter, there are several other exciting developments to report:

  • This Fall of the department will host the second Bluegrass Annual Discussions on Anthropology and Social Sciences, on October 28th. This student-run conference contains presentations, posters and a keynote address by Professor Sharyn Jones from NKU.
  • We will also have a full schedule of departmental colloquia and Anthropology Brown Bag presentations, usually one every Friday at noon.
  • We welcomed two new post-docs to the department in the fall of 2022: Evan Taylor, a recent Ph.D. from UMass-Amherst ,who will be teaching classes and assisting with NAGPRA compliance, and Amber Plemons, a recent Ph.D. from Michigan State University, who will be collaborating on research with Anthropology Professor Hugo Reyes-Centeno and Dr. James K. Hartfield (College of Dentistry).

Thanks for tuning in, and please stop by to say hello (I am in room 204a of Lafferty Hall) if you are find yourself on the UK campus.

Scott Hutson, Chair