Doing Community-Based Research
"I was able to work with the organization People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos for my final project in Medical Anthropology, and I found the experience really rewarding. It was my first venture into ethnographic methodology, since I got to attend a group session and interview some of the participants, and I loved it! Part of my decision to major in anthropology came from this experience, as I realized that ethnography was something I wanted more of. The CBLI experience also made my final project for the course feel much more meaningful, since I knew that the paper I was writing would be sent to an organization that could potentially incorporate the information into their operations, rather than to a professor or preceptor alone."
Allison Daminger ’12, Anthropology Program in Global Health and Health Policy
“My CBLI project at the Rescue Mission of Trenton was an opportunity to apply the methodology, knowledge-framework and theory of medical anthropology right as I was experiencing it for the first time. My "fieldwork" experiences there aligned SO well with the topics we were discussing in the classroom, and I was able to grapple and articulate what I was learning about such a difficult topic as mandated drug-treatment like never before, that I think I fell in love both with Anthropology's unique ability to approach and interpret the real world as well as applied, social service research at the same time."Raphael Frankfurter '13, Anthropology, Program in Global Health and Health Policy
Agriculture and Food: A Foundation for Living
ENV307 with Professor Xenia Morin
Students in Professor Morin's fall 2010 course developed lesson plans (tied to state curriculum standards) for elementary school students. Here are some of the projects:
Hannah Barkley's Tomato Trouble: What's Going On in the Garden?
Lily Alberts' Garden Learning for New Jersey
Jillian Berardini's Lesson Plans for 4th Grade (excerpt from final project):
Erin Buchholz's Poster (for teachers)
Sarah Maganga's Curriculum for 1st Grade
Elena Martinez's The Three Sisters (Corn, Beans, Squash) - Lenni Lenape Culture
Ruthie Nachmany's Video for Teachers
Alana Tornello's Children's Book