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Medical Anthropology Senior Wins Award

McCall Bromelkamp is a double major in Medical Anthropology and Spanish. She was awarded the national travel award to present undergraduate research from the Society for Medical Anthropology, and will receive the award at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in November.

McCall's national travel award from the Society for Medical Anthropology is competitive, and only awarded to one undergraduate student each year. She will receive the award at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in San Jose, CA in November.

In addition to taking courses at Creighton, she studied abroad in Ecuador where she used ethnographic methods to better understand the local realities. In Omaha, she partnered with local food producers during a qualitative research class and applied knowledge and skills learned in anthropology as part of an inter-disciplinary team conducting a community health assessment in the Dominican Republic. Some of these findings will be presented by McCall. The title of her presentation is "Community Health in the Campos: Exploring Findings from a Community Assessment in the Dominican Republic." Her presentation examines the community's health goals, barriers, and methods of health promotion in light of community resilience and agency.

The Department of Cultural and Social Studies, particularly the students and faculty in the Medical Anthropology Program, are proud of McCall's achievement and congratulate her in receiving this award!

"Perspectives" Symposium 2018

February 2018 was the inaugural year for the Department of Cultural and Social Studies' annual symposium "Perspectives." Centered around Dr. DiLeo's edited volume All Creation is Connected, the event included faculty, staff, student, and alum presentations around the ideas of integral ecology, social science, and Creighton's sustainability efforts.

Featured speakers included Dr. Burke-Sullivan, S.T.D., Vice Provost for Mission and Ministry, Dr. DiLeo (Justice and Peace Studies), Dr. Miller (Theology), Dr. Dilly (Cultural Anthropology) & her students, Dr. Wishart (Sociology), Sarah Kelly (2017 Alumna), and Belyna Bentlage, MS (Sustainability Coordinator).

              Anthropology Students reflect on the relationships between environment, food, and sustainability. Pictured left to right: Courtney K, Cat H, Michelle D, and Emily K. 

MMA Student Wins Award



Erin Young, a candidate in the Masters in Medical Anthropology program, was awarded the Dr. Peak Memorial Health Disparities Essay Award at Creighton's Annual Health Disparities Seminar sponsored by The Center for Promoting Health and Health Equality. Erin's essay discussed African American health in relation to residential segregation drawing on empirical facts and drawing on social theories to interpret the evidence.