Karla L. Davis-Salazar


Associate Professor


Office: SOC 156C


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Harvard University
  • A.M., Anthropology, Harvard University
  • B.A., French Language and Literature, University of Michigan


Introduction to Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Teaching Anthropology, Anthropology, and Higher Education.


After serving as an associate dean in USF's Office of Undergraduate Studies for four years, I find universities to be fascinating social and cultural systems. My current research interests therefore lie in the anthropology of higher education, with a focus on educational policy and practice. Current projects include explorations of university administrator experiences, faculty-administrator relations, and the role of organizational change in university life. I also have a research project exploring the concept of "global citizenship" through different disciplinary perspectives, problematizing its construction, understanding how it may be practiced by faculty in teaching and research, as well as exploring its relevance for curriculum design and development. I started this project while leading the planning, development, and implementation of USF's Quality Enhancement Plan, the Global Citizens Project.