International ·

Report Finds at Least 37 Million People Displaced by by Post-9/11 US Wars

Professor David Vine and Public Anthropology Clinic students reveal hidden costs of wars.
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Battelle-Tompkins Memorial Building

Achievements ·

Banner Award Season for College of Arts and Sciences Students

Congratulations to the 2020 University Student Award Winners!
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collections of signs announcing homeless cleanups

In the Community ·

Making DC’s Homeless People Count

DC’s homeless population can be difficult to count or neatly characterize, but American University anthropology PhD candidate Aaron Howe has embraced this challenge.
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People at a farmers' market, woman with stroller.

Research ·

Start a Business, Make a Home: PhD Grad on Local Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Antoaneta Tileva examined immigrant businesses in Mount Rainier, Md., Takoma Park, Md., and Falls Church, Va.
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Heather Kirkland

Research ·

Research to Mitigate the Impact of Disasters on Underserved Communities

Heather Kirkland is not a traditional Ph.D. student. She works full-time as a budget officer and trainer at American University while pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Learn about her important research in Emergency Management.
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