Department of Anthropology

USF Anthropology in the News

2024 News Stories

A professor worried no one would read an algae study. So she had it put to music

As threats to Black cemeteries persist, a movement to preserve their sacred heritage gains strength

Their journey to unearth a cemetery for enslaved people led to communitywide interest

Using ground-penetrating radar to discover the past

15th Street Farm cultivates community health through innovative Nutrition Education Program

The City of Tampa honors research efforts of the African American Burial Ground Project

Frontier Forum features two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students turn environmental impact data into music

Sustainable women's argan oil field school in Morocco creates hands-on research experiences for students 

Anthropologist Dr. Cheryl Rodriguez earns Dr. Ira E. Harrison Legacy Award

New podcast “Im/migrant Lives” highlights impact of public policy and community organizations on im/migrant communities

Past News Stories


Paying tribute to Black history within Tampa’s historical Memorial Park Cemetery

Dr. Antoinette Jackson to be featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes

USF alumna investigates the erasure of Indigenous identity in schools and society

Centuries-old teeth could indicate the effectiveness of pandemic quarantines

USF anthropologists improve access to fresh produce by teaching local K-12 students how to grow it themselves

Local professor helps U.N. create ‘milestone’ water plan

USF researcher’s life work uncovers the first ancient DNA from the Swahili Civilization

Dr. Antoinette Jackson sees growth of Black Cemetery Network

‘What Lies Beneath’ exhibit showcases investigation of unmarked burial grounds in Hillsborough County

Six USF faculty members earn national recognition for research achievements

"This is not an isolated story": Forgotten Black cemeteries uncovered in Florida

USF researchers partner with law enforcement to help Florida families find missing loved ones

Doctoral student Glenda Vaillant Cruz shines a light on Latin American student experience in higher education

USF researchers inform decisions for Homegrown Hillsborough food system program

Five CAS faculty members recognized with Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

Anthropology’s Dr. Diane Wallman earns Faculty Scholar Fulbright

From ponds to parks: USF researchers tackle environmental injustice in East Tampa

An oyster shell is worth a thousand words

Centuries-old teeth could indicate the effectiveness of pandemic quarantines

CAS teams join forces to digitally preserve a historically Black cemetery in Pasco County

Anthropology doctoral candidate selected as USF’s first student veteran recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Dr. Kiran Jayaram connects with his Asian heritage in new research endeavor

USF hosts inaugural Policy Dialogues Conference, examining weaponization of hunger

Anthropology professor will join push for more sustainable, comprehensive water policies at U.N. Water Conference

Four CAS faculty members earn national recognition for research achievements