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Current Folk Studies and Anthropology Faculty and Staff

Dr. Kate Hudepohl
Dr. Kate Hudepohl
- Associate Professor, Anthropology

Current courses:

ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH/FLK 342 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean

ANTH 343 Anthropology of Gender

ANTH 360 Applied Anthropology

ANTH 382 Medical Anthropology

ANTH/FLK 399 Field Methods in Ethnography

ANTH 495 Directed Study

Past courses:

ANTH 125 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

ANTH 305 Paleoanthropology: Human Origins and Evolution

ANTH 366 Special Topics: Anthropology and Colonialism

ANTH 442 Ecological and Economic Anthropology

ANTH 446 Anthropology of Religion

Background and Interests

I am a sociocultural anthropologist with broad four-field training. Some of my research occurs in the Caribbean where I've been working with the Kalinago community of Dominica to document their efforts at ethnic revitalization. The Kalinago are one of the last indigenous communities in the Caribbean, and it is interesting to observe how their identity has changed in recent years due to outside influences such as tourism and contact with other indigenous groups. I also have several local projects in Bowling Green. Undergraduate students have been helping me conduct a cemetery documentation project in two local cemeteries. With the help of students, I've also undertaken an oral history project interviewing women who attended WKU in the 1950s to find out what college life was like for them at that time. In addition to my teaching and research interests, I also serve as the faculty advisor for Lambda Alpha, the national honorary society for anthropology.

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