Society, Culture, and Language

Society, Culture, and Language
College of Arts & Sciences
USF St. Petersburg Dav 100
140 Seventh Avenue South,
St. Petersburg Florida 33701
(727) 873-4156

Last updated 5/5/14




USF St Petersburg (USFSP) offers a BA degree in Anthropology. Our university currently offers all the required coursework needed to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in the USF system. Our class sizes are small to ensure that you recieve a quality education with faculty who have the time to ensure your interests are met. Our faculty stress the four-field approach to anthropology emphasizing equally cultural, biological, linguistic, and archaeological studies, with particular geographical interest in Latin America and Africa.

ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENT ADVISOR JAY SOKOLOVSKY: email:, office: Davis 283. phone: 873-4514

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Gretchen Grace Goetzman, Dennis Harris, Heather Diane Henderson, Andrea Nicole Inman, Syndney Claire Jones, Daniel Jackson Kilboy, Monika Izabela Lewandowska, Scott K. Perry (Manga Cum Laude), Amanda M. Puelo, Erin Catherine Robinson (Cum Laude), Emma Kathleen Sample, Jessica R. Warren



2013- Jay Sokolovsky, American Anthropological Association's Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology Read More, TampaBayArticle

2013- Jay Sokolovsky, USFSP Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship

2013-2012- John Arthur, Invited to Niigata Museum of History, Japan (March 2013) and Kiel University, Germany (Feb 2012) to present his research concerning the origin of beer and ceramic technology in the archaeological record.

2012- Kathryn Arthur, Gordon R. Willey Prize, Archaeology Division Award of the American Anthropological Association. Read More

2012-Kathryn Arthur, USFSP Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship

2012 (spring and summer) Jay Sokolovsky, Landes Foundation Writing Fellowship book titled: Never More Campesinos: Mexican Indigneous Communities confront the 21st century.

2011-2012 Ella Schmidt, Fulbright Scholar Fellowship.Title: The Local as Global: Hnahnu (Ixmiquilpan, Mexico) Communal Ethos Revisited Read More

2011- Kathryn Arthur, Cross-Field Prize. General Anthropology Division Award, American Anthropological Association. Read More

2011-2013 Kathryn Arthur and John Arthur, National Science Foundation research grant titled: An Ethnoarchaeological Study of the Gamo Caste System in Southwestern Ethiopia.



Elizabeth Southard and Kendal Jackson, USFSP undergraduates, were awarded a grant for student research from the Center for Science and Policy Applications for Coastal Environments. The title of their project is Harvesting the Bay: Subsistence at Weedon Island, Florida

Elizabeth Southard local lectures

Dylan Gunn, USFS undergraduate, was awarded a grant for student research from the Center for Science and Policy Applications for Coastal Environments. The title of his project is Ancient Landscapes and Subsistence in Florida

Mimi Stelmack, a 2010 USFSP anthropology graduate, had her research published in Archaeology News in the American Anthropological Association magazine, March 2011. Tuberculosis: A Global Pandemic. Here is the link

Chris Brown, Sharlene O'Donnell, Liz Southard poster presentation on shellfish use at Weedon Island was accepted at the Society of Ethnobiology conference in Denver 2012

Sharlene O'Donnell was accepted to University of Florida Anthropology graduate program fall 2012!

Adam Deprimo was accepted to North Carolina Chapel Hill Occupational Therapy/Science fall 2012!

(John) Ryan Mitchell: 2011 USF International Photo Competition Winner!

Christopher Brown: Department of Homeland Security Fellow Summer 2011 Pacific Northwest National Lab

Julien Ehrenkonig: 2011 MA program Northern Illinios University

Tracy Hadlett: 2011 MA program University of Arkansas

Abigail Tirabassi- Contract archaeologists with Far Western Anthropological Research Group

Chase Kosterlitz- National Award winning Paddle boarder and founded own sports business - Water Monkey

James Coffey author of 2 novels, 3 children's books, and various magazine articles.

Ryan Davis: 2010 Phd Student University of British Columbia- Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability; MA USF Tampa

Mindy Keeley: 2011: Graduate Student/Assistant Film School Wake Forest University; 2008-2010 Peace Core Volunteer Zambia; 2006-2007 Peace Core Volunteer

Cherilyn Hansen: 2011 Current: Legal Assistant Kellogg, Huber, Hanse, Todd, Evans and Figel; MA (2009-2011) George Washington University

Leisa Clarke. 2011 Instructor USF Women's Studies. MA 2008 USF Tampa

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