Culture Matters. Dig Deeper!
Anthropologists study the range of human diversity over the globe and across time by examining culture, archaeology, biology, and language. At Parkside, Anthropology is a concentration in Sociology. That means that an Anthropology concentration gives you a broad exposure to ideas and information. If you've always wanted to participate in a dig, figure out why people speak different languages, learn why people don't look the same or what DNA really means, or just learn about all diverse peoples of the world, then Anthropology is for you!
Parkside is unique because of the range of practical experiences, including hands-on fieldwork in archaeology or cultural anthropology. Practice develops critical skills applicable to a wide array of careers and complements your classroom experience. Anthropology has an active student club that takes trips together and will give you support with studying.
The world is full of different people – Come explore with us!
careers after parkside
Anthropology graduates work in a wide range of settings, including cultural resource management and contract archaeology; museum work; forensic anthropology; and user design or ethnographic analysis for public or private institutions, both in the U.S. and internationally. Opportunities exist to apply anthropological knowledge to many problems of modern society, including the social impact of development, economic and political change, and cultural and natural resource management.
learning in action
- Parkside Anthropological Society
- Opportunities to assist in faculty research projects permit students to learn research tools used in geography and anthropology, and to apply concepts learned in the classroom.
Kathleen "Kate" Gillogly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Geography and Anthropology; Chair
Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology. Originally from the Midwest, Kate Gillogly returned after years living in the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Hawaii, working in consulting in applied anthropology of agricultural ecology and international development. She currently lives in Kenosha , focusing on undergraduate education, applied anthropological work in watershed management and environmental activism, as well as writing projects on sustainability, kinship & adaptation, and social structure.