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Senior Anthropology Trio Presents at National Research Conference

Three Hendrix anthropology majors share original research in Santa Fe, N.M.

Kaylee Jacobs ’24, Stacy Torres ’24, Dr. Anne Goldberg, and Lauren Allen ’24 in Santa Fe at the Society for Applied Anthropology’s 2024 national conference, held March 26-30.

CONWAY, Ark. (April 9, 2024) — Three Hendrix seniors recently attended the Society for Applied Anthropology’s 2024 national conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They each presented original research and received funding from the Hendrix Odyssey Program to participate in the conference.

The students, who are all sociology/anthropology majors with an anthropology emphasis, were accompanied by Hendrix Professor of Anthropology Dr. Anne Goldberg.

  • Lauren Allen ’24 presented Fictive Kinship in a Central Arkansas Domestic Violence Shelter.
  • Kaylee Jacobs ’24 presented Understanding Aspects of the Self in Carework Roles: Exploring Identity and Professionalism in Domestic Violence Shelter Employment.
  • Stacy Torres ’24 and Dr. Goldberg presented Learning from Migrants: Transformative Undergraduate Experiences in Sending Communities.

“I have taken many students to professional conferences over the years, and they never fail to shine,” said Dr. Goldberg. “This year, Lauren, Stacey, and Kaylee made outstanding presentations and were able to meet and discuss their work with prominent anthropologists from all over the country, including the incoming SfAA president, who commented on how impressive they all were.”

“The Hendrix Odyssey program provides an incredible opportunity for young scholars to share their research and network with colleagues,” she added.

The group was also able to visit Bandelier National Monument during their trip.

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