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Our M.A. Program Alumni

Graduates of the M.A. Program in Anthropology are represented in the most varied careers. Somewhat less than half pursue doctoral degrees, gaining admission to and graduating from some of the best PhD programs in the United States and abroad. A significant number have careers with contract archaeology, cultural resource management and environmental consulting firms. Many work in K-12 education, generally as high school social studies teachers. Other alumni include curators and full-time staff members and researchers at  the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, the Ellis Island Museum and the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum; the director of the Center for Anthropology and Science Communications; a researcher with the New York City Medical Examiner's Office; a zookeeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo); the founder and president of a language school in Costa Rica; an operations analyst for the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank; a historic preservation manager at the Federal Emergency Management Agency; a journalist at the website DNAInfo; a senior account executive at Mal Warwick, a marketing company; the development director at the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council; the president of CampGroup, a consortium of summer sports camps; a researcher at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center; the membership assessment coordinator for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; an environmental policy advisor at the Bronx River Alliance; several successful self-employed graphic artists and web designers; the social media editor at CFA Institute, the professional organization of certified financial planners; a program operations manager at City Green, an environmental non-profit; and a senior operations manager at Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders).

This page provides information about alumni of the Hunter College M.A. Program in Anthropology. If you are one of our alumni and would like to be represented here, please send us an email.

  Gary Aronson Graduate Student in Anthropology, Yale University
  Nancy Bonvillain Faculty of Anthropology, Simons Rock College
  Gwen Broude Professor of Psychology, Vassar College
  Jacqueline Brown Associate Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College, CUNY
  Merry Bruns Director, Center for Anthropology and Science Communications
  August Carbonella Research Scientist, Institute for Research and Learning
  Janet M. Chernela Professor of Anthropology, Florida International University

  Susan Dublin
Inventory Supervisor, Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural History
  Christina Elson Scientific Assistant, Middle American Archaeology, American Musuem of Natural History
  Gary Feinman Chair and Curator of Anthropology, The Field Museum of Natural History
  Haskel Greenfield Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Manitoba
  Cynthia Greenwalt President, African Adventures Inc.

  Lorraine Heidecker
Professor of Anthropology, California State University at Sacramento

  Patricia Johnson
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University

  Sophia Perdikaris
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Brooklyn College (CUNY)

  Mitchell Rothman
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Widener University

  Joanna Scherer
Illustrations Researcher, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

  Olga Soffer
Professor of Anthropology & Head of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  Tina L. Thurston
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Buffalo
  Martha Tremkin Graduate Student in Anthropology, University of Maryland

  Maritza Williams
Faculty Member in the Latin American Studies Program, Colby College

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