Connor Rouillier is a recipient of the 2017 LSU Discover Scholar award. This award recognizes students who exemplify the potential for undergraduate research and creative endeavors at LSU. These outstanding students were nominated by a faculty […]
Val Feathers won the “People’s Choice Award” (and a monetary award of $500) at the Three Minute Thesis Competition Wed Nov 9 in the Digital Media Arts and Engineering auditorium at LSU. The event was […]
” Initial interest in linguistics gave way to forensic and biological anthropology, which led to archaeology. On my first dig, in Peru with Dr. David Chicoine, I fell in love. I knew that there was no other possibility for me. If I couldn’t be an archaeologist, life would be much less interesting.” – Jacob Warner
“My coursework at LSU, especially in cultural anthropology, confirmed that this was the direction for me. I had the privilege of deepening my knowledge of fieldwork methods, and to apply them immediately. I am grateful to the department’s faculty who supports me and (re)directs me so that I can achieve my academic goals, despite my complicated schedule as a “non-traditional” student!”
“When I met with my first cultural geographer something clicked: I could connect all of this conceptual positioning, these ideological landscapes, with the cultural landscapes in which people actually live! Most geographers and anthropologists (and, frankly, scholars of religious studies) probably consider this an obvious point (“Bless your heart”), but that realization opened up a whole new door for my academic meandering. And in that meeting, two days after I defended my MA, I asked where I should look for a doctoral program. Within a minute I received a short list, and LSU was at the top.”
“I had my first trip to the ocean when I was 12, and if you can have a life-changing experience when you’re 12, that was it – I was amazed at the power of the ocean waves and knew from that moment that I wanted to learn more about the ocean and its coasts.” – Lauren Land
“I fell in love with the idea of being able to explore new landscapes while examining the physical processes and properties of those landscapes.” – Katherine Renken
“For my doctoral dissertation research, I plan to investigate how two historical processes; the introduction of Ivory trade and Colonialism triggered landscape changes in Tsavo Kenya. The aim of my research will be to understand how these two processes influence present day human environment interactions in Tsavo region of Kenya.”
Ph.D. student Kimberly Munro will lead a small team in the first year of the “Cosma Archaelogical Project”. Munro recorded this never before documented archaeological complex know as a Cosma in her 2013 survey work in the Cordillera Negra Mountains.
Gil Ouellette, Ph.D. student lets curiosity lead him to LSU, where his doctoral research, much like his earlier work, is focused on reconstructing and understanding changes in ocean and atmospheric dynamics through the past and applying insight gained from that paleo-perspective to contemporary climate and ocean processes.