Anthropology & Development

Anthropology and Development critically engages with development processes and policies by researching and working with different actors including non-profits, NGOs, government agencies, volunteer organizations, humanitarian aid organizations and activist networks.

Relevant Faculty:  Lambert-PenningtonBrondo, Trapp, Latta

Community Development at Home and Abroad

Our faculty have continuing projects involving development and ongoing partnerships with organizations both at home and around the world. The department encourages undergraduate students to participate as undergraduate interns (ANTH 4970) or graduate practicum researchers in community organizations throughout the city and beyond.

Dr. Katherine Lambert-Pennington leads a study abroad program each summer in Sicily. This engaged-learning experience is part of an ongoing collaboration between the University of Memphis and the Simeto Community, and involves advanced practices in both community development and historic preservation.