Department of Anthropology

Anthropology Student-Faculty Research Partnership (ASFRP)

The ASFRP is a paid, on-campus internship designed to give undergraduate students a unique learning experience by allowing them to work side-by-side with anthropologists or affiliated faculty in a variety of fields. The program is open to Brandeis undergraduate students, and while priority is given to anthropology majors and minors, students from any major/minor may apply as long as you have passed at least one anthropology course. Students are hired for up to 50 hours over the course of the semester.

Current partnerships
(Note to students: Feel free to initiate a research partnership idea with an anthropology faculty member. Check back periodically for new openings, which will be listed below.)

Filled position:

In-depth historical archival research and transcription

Faculty researcher: Charlotte Goudge
Student researcher: Vivien Fair

This position focuses on transcribing and verifying transcriptions of the Tudway Papers, a collection of documents that contains records pertaining to the Tudway family’s ownership of an Antiguan sugar plantation during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The papers cover the period from the early slave trade to the post-slavery economy. The combination of statistical ledgers and narrative correspondence provides a unique insight into the operation and eventual abolition of the slave trade in the West Indies.

Filled position:

Asset Tokenization and Cryptocurrencies as Cultural Phenomena
Faculty researcher: Elizabeth Ferry
Student researcher: Haoran Cheng

Collaborate with professor on researching asset tokenization and cryptocurrencies as cultural phenomena. The work will involve searching for and reading news, social media reports, and journalistic and academic analyses; writing summaries of readings; and discussing results with professor. Hours to be negotiated, up to 50 hours in the spring 2023 semester.