Anthropology

Anthropology Alumni Profiles
Anthropology Alumni Profiles

If you are an anthropology or related minor graduate of our programs, please let us know what you are doing today. We would love to hear from you!

Below find several of the stories that our students have sent to us:

Where they have been, and where are they now?

Listed here are just a few of the foreign countries in which our NKU anthropology alumni have lived and worked: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia, Canada, Congo, Costa Rica, Egypt, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Holland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Scotland, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, and Trinidad.

Our latest data show that within the United States most of our alums live in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, but multiple numbers of our grads also live in California, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Additional individual alumni live in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, and American Samoa.

What are they up to?

What do all these anthropology grads do for a living? Well, some are or have been in graduate school, with graduate degrees ranging from the MA to the MS, MALS, MAT, MPA, MAPH, MLS, MUP, MBA, MSW, JD, MD, and PhD.

Among the graduate schools NKU anthropology alumni have attended: American University of Cairo, Ball State University, Case Western Reserve University, Clarion University, College of William and Mary, DePaul University, East Carolina University, Eastern New Mexico University, Florida Atlantic University, Kent State University, Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, Portland State University, Texas Woman's University, Union Institute and University, University of Buffalo, University of Cincinnati, University of Hawaii, University of Iceland, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri, University of Montana, University of Pennsylvania, University of Sussex, University of South Florida, University of West Florida, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, University of Wyoming, and Xavier University.

Our jobs

Most of the others either work in archaeology or applied anthropology (including environmental fields). The third largest group of NKU anthropology grads works in law enforcement or some area of the legal system as police officers, attorneys, court workers, and crime scene investigators.

The next largest category is education, including everything from survival school instructor to special needs teacher to home schoolers to community college and university professors to a high school athletic director to an education administrator; followed by the health fields with at least one physician, four nurses, and one emergency medical technician; and librarians.

The "other" category includes careers in art, photography, travel, aviation, computer science, business, banking, politics, and farming. We also have a flight attendant, a park ranger, a factory foreman, two missionaries, a couple of stay-at-home moms, and a few writers.

What are you up to with your anthropology degree?