Field and Research Opportunities

Faculty affiliated with Anthropology studies at Texas A&M University – Kingsville have active research programs in:

  •              Archaeology
  •              Oral History
  •              Museums and Public Humanities
  •              Community Studies

     Anthropology students have carried out research collaborations with museums such as the John E. Conner Museum and community organizations like the Nueces County Historical Commission. In recent years, the Anthropology program has organized trips to archaeological sites such as Seminole Canyon State Park and Mt. Echo Archaeological site, to cultural heritage sites such as Old Bayview Cemetery, and to museums including the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, the Museum of the Coastal Bend, and the King Ranch Museum. In addition, the program has organized guest lectures by practicing anthropologists.

Current Research Projects:

  • South Texas Hispanic Farm Labor Communities Heritage Preservation Project (oral history and historic preservation)
  • Longitudinal Study of Student Attitudes Toward Mexican-American Folk Healing Practices (Curanderismo) (cultural anthropology)
  • South Texas Urban Parks Public Archaeology Program (archaeology)
  • Rancho La Union Archaeological Heritage (archaeology)
  • Sustainable Community Development: A Community Planning Partnership with the City of San Diego, Texas (applied cultural anthropology)
  • Cultural Differences in Young Adults' Perceptions of Disability in South Texas (cultural anthropology)

This page was last updated on: February 22, 2016