BRITTANY M. CHILTON (B.A., Anthropology, Humboldt State), Negotiating and Defining Home in the Assisted Living Context: An Examination of Place-Making, Subjectivity and Personhood.

CARRIE COHEN (B.A., Anthropology, CSUS), The Social Patina of the Beardsley Collection: A Museum Ethnography.



VALERIE M. GARCIA, M.A. (Fall 2014) Conducting Ethnographic Research in the Archives: Mapping the Activist and Artistic Subjectivities of Frank LaPena. B.A., Anthropology (2010), UC Irvine.

HOLLY LAMB, M.A. (Fall 2012) Collecting at the Margins of Professional Anthropology: The Native American Basket Collection of Anthony G. Zallio. B.A., Anthropology (2008), CSUS.

MELODI MCADAMS, M.A. (Fall 2012) Complementary and Competitive Dialogues: Diabetes and Identity in Native American Communities. B.A., Anthropology (2005), UC, Berkeley.

CHANDRA ENGSTROM, M.A. (Summer 2012) Making Their Voices Heard: the Collaborative Design Process of the California State Indian Museum Audio Tour. B.A., Anthropology (2007), University of Connecticut.

MEGHAN H. FARLEY WEBB, M.A. (Spring 2008)"Many Words Walk in the World": A Discursive Analysis of the Zapatista Revolution. 1st PLACE: Student Research Competition, Southwestern Anthropological Association, 2006: 'Armed with Truth & Fire': Discursive Formulations of Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas. B.A. Anthropology & Spanish (2004), Centre College, Danville, KY.

PATRICIA JOHNSTON, M.A. (Summer 2004) From Ethnographic Methods to Needs Assessment Data:  Informing Sacramento Urban Indian Health Project, Inc. 1st PLACE: Behavioral & Social Sciences Graduate Division, 18th Annual CSU Statewide Student Research Competition, Northridge, CA., April 2004. B.S. (Health Science), CSU Northridge; PHN (Public Health Nurse Credential), UCSF;  R.N., Barnes Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO.

SUSAN POWERS, M.A. (Summer 2004) Conservation and Development Dichotomies in a Cotswolds Village. B .A. (Anthropology & Art), CSUS.


McNair Scholar

CARINA VEGA, B.A., Anthropology (Spring 2013), 2011-2012 McNair Cohort, Beyond the Slots: Exploring Cultural Narratives within California Indian Casinos, McNair Scholars Journal, Vol. 13, Sacramento: California State University.


*Scrolling image: 19th-century fan detail (ivory and woven grass) G. F. & Alice Beardsley Collection, Sacramento State Anthropology Museum