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The anthropology department is thrilled to present our senior capstone presentations. Students will share their projects and will answer questions. Please join us online to learn more about the students’ impressive research and anthropology!

Click on each student name below to see their presentation titles.

All are welcome! Contact Katherine Wiley (wileyka@plu.edu) if you would like to join us or if you have any questions about joining the meeting via Zoom.

Tuesday, May 5th, 9:55 a.m. 
Thursday, May 7th, 9:55 a.m.  

Building Communities, Imagining Belonging

Tuesday, May 5

Multi-Cited Examination of D.I.Y. Punk Sub-Culture: Boundaries of Identity and Community

Jayson Stager

Creating Long-Lasting and Healthy Relationships Between Community Members of Kinshasa, Congo and Foreign Aid Workers

Musseit M'Bareck

The New Imaginary Best Friends: Building Communities and Support Systems Through TikTok

Nikki Williams

Indigenous Sovereignty: Redefining Colonial Perceptions of Sovereignty through Indigenous Self-Governance in B.C. Canada

Elle Sina Soerensen

Family, Agency, and Kinship

Thursday, May 7

Human-Animal Relationships in Mesopotamia: Evidence of Fictive Kinship?

Marissa Dallaire

Siblings of Ill Children: Childhood Agency and Its Impacts on the Family as a Whole

Sammie Carper

How Reconnecting with Biological Family Impacts Identity Among Chinese Transnational Adoptees

Ji Larson

Bastions Against the Cold: Analyzing the Agency and Climate Change Resistance Exemplified in Ming Fortifications

Dalton Bush


Guaymi Autonomy in Cerro Colorado: Exerting Land Rights, Cross-cultural Relationships and Government Influence on Copper Mining

Karen Ruiz