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Anthropology Research Opportunities & Collaborations

  • UMM Students

Since anthropologists often specialize in one or more geographic areas of the world (such as Latin America, the West Indies, or Eastern Europe), on-site research and fieldwork are vital components of the discipline.

To this end, students have joined faculty on research trips to New Zealand, Portugal, and Mexico to assist on archaeological excavations or perform ethnographic research.

UMN Morris anthropology students have participated in far-reaching activities, such as: 

  • Engaging with the Landless Workers’ Movement in Brazil
  • Volunteering at a home for women who are victims of domestic violence in Guatemala 
  • Studying primates in Costa Rica and Uganda
  • Working with political prisoners in Mexico
  • Assisting with field research in Costa Rica
  • Performing internships at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago


Financial support for student research is available through several venues. University funding opportunities are coordinated by the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE).