Mustafa Quadir’20

Unexpected Interests

Mustafa Quadir’20 discovered a passion for anthropology at Beloit, and with help from faculty, he crafted a way to weave that passion with his research interests and plans to study medicine. He thinks he’ll be a better doctor one day because of his Beloit experiences.

Lucy Abrams showing off the Arava desert.

Learning to Listen and to Act

Anthropology major and dance minor Lucy Abrams (’21) studied abroad at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, located in Southern Israel. During her time abroad, Lucy learned about sustainability and peace-building through the program’s immersive experience in community building and political activism.

Indigenous People’s Day

Indigenous People’s Day and CMSAI

I talked recently to Nana Heaton about her role in Beloit Campus Mounds Sustainability and Advocacy Initiative, the group’s history, and what Indigenous People’s Day means and why it’s so important for us to celebrate it.

Gabrie Simmons

Life after pandemic: Lessons from post-mortality crisis Germans

In summer 2020, Gabrie Simmons ’22, a biology major and Spanish minor, participated in the Pakula Biomedical Fellowship. She worked with anthropology professor, Leslie Williams to examine the prevalence of periodontal disease in response to stress caused by the Black Death in Germany.

Parker Blunt’20

Parker Blunt recognized for bringing good cheer to campus life

This year has required flexibility, optimism, and good cheer from all our 2020 graduating seniors. But no Beloit student has exemplified the spirit of the Blue Skies Award more than Parker Blunt. Parker’s charm and energy have made life on campus better for all of us, and we’re proud to honor them with one of Beloit’s most prestigious and unusual awards.

Josie Griffin’21

Creating a career path through the intersection of study and practice

For Josie, developing a true Beloit experience comes from a diverse range of activities. The background she has built at Beloit, including triple majoring (anthropology, sociology, and classic civilizations) and off-campus involvement, has allowed her to advance and solidify her career path.

Shreya Regmi’20

Using anthropology to improve elementary education

Shreya’s anthropology studies combined with firsthand experiences with elementary students, helps her bring anthropological perspectives to the classroom to better serve and understand educational practices.

Me at the top of el Castillo de Santa Bárbara

Postcard from Spain: Immersive learning of Spanish culture & language

Ben Orr’21 is improving his Spanish and learning in an immersive and interactive way in Alicante, Spain.

Katherine Spicer’19

Between empathy and violence

Anthropology major Katherine Spicer’19 studied Russian conflict resolution methods during a summer 2018 research project.

Sophia Hale-Brown’18 sits in the garden of a luxury resort in Northern California.

We are what we eat

Sophia Hale-Brown’18, an anthropology and sociology major, researched how a vegan resort communicated with customers about veganism this summer.