Student Field Research

Recent thesis projects by majors in Anthropology or Sociology have included studies of autonomy and cooperation among Maine lobstermen, the negotiation of Ghanaian identity in Chicago, the social significance of “living history” museums, and the significance of social class to first-generation college students. Every year one or more Williams students accompany Prof. Antonia Foias to her archaeological field site in Guatemala, Motul de San José.

While the department does not have a designated fund for student research, some discretionary funding is available on a case-by-case basis for summer field projects that are anticipated to lead to senior theses. If you would like to submit a proposal for summer fieldwork funding, please talk to your departmental adviser.

Research Resources