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Catharina Laporte

Instructional Professor
  • (979) 845-5242
  • Anthropology 227
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PhD, Texas A&M University, 2013
Cultural Anthropology


Applied Anthropology, Cultural Evolution, Religion, Anthropological Theory, Education

Current Research Projects:

Anthropology is the holistic study of humanity past and present.  I am a cultural anthropologist with a pragmatic theoretical perspective.  I am specifically interested in how applied anthropology, and an appreciation for cultural diversity, can provide different perspectives on real-world phenomenon, projects and problems.

In addition to research, I am committed to quality, active education. As a life-long learner and teacher/facilitator, I aim to create a stimulating, inclusive and bias-free learning environment; an environment that embraces diversity, acknowledges different learning styles and encourages a lifelong passion for learning. As an educator, I pride myself on creating challenging, thought provoking, timely and relevant syllabi using the latest in educational technology.

Courses Taught:

LBAR 181 – FR Seminar Liberal Arts
ANTH 205 – Peoples and Cultures of the World
ANTH 270 – Cultural Diversity and Ethics
ANTH 403 – Anthropology of Religion
ANTH 410 – Anthropological Theory
ANTH 415 – Anthropological Writing
ANTH 370 – Cultural Ethics and Diversity