The Olla Común: A Study of Peruvian Gender Roles by Jack White

The Olla Común: A Study of Peruvian Gender Roles Jack White Ethnographic Field School, Utah State University, Summer 2017 Professor: Michelle Grocke Introduction I find myself sitting on a barstool like seat made from a concrete pillar that has an old pair of jeans serving as the cushion.  The seat is placed at a table … Continue reading The Olla Común: A Study of Peruvian Gender Roles by Jack White

Pride or Prejudice? An Ethnographic Exploration of Peruvian LGTB+ Issues by Daniel TB Sykes

Pride or Prejudice? An Ethnographic Exploration of Peruvian LGTB+ Issues Daniel TB Sykes Introduction For weeks, my passport has been the prized projectile of an especially stressful game of postal keep away. Today, with barely a week until my first out-of-country departure, I find myself, yet again, at a post office counter explaining the fifteen … Continue reading Pride or Prejudice? An Ethnographic Exploration of Peruvian LGTB+ Issues by Daniel TB Sykes

“Safer in the Road”: An Assessment of Disability Access in La Libertad, Peru by McKinley K. Benson

“Safer in the Road”: An Assessment of Disability Access in La Libertad, Peru McKinley K. Benson Ethnographic Field School – Peru USU: Michelle Grocke   Disability is a complex topic of discussion involving social, political, cultural, medical, economic, and infrastructural subjects. Much of the literature on disability access speaks only to access as a whole, … Continue reading “Safer in the Road”: An Assessment of Disability Access in La Libertad, Peru by McKinley K. Benson

Do You Have What You Need? Assessing post-flood needs and assets in El Milagro, Peru by Gavin S. Whaley

Do you have what you need? Assessing post-flood needs and assets in El Milagro, Peru By: Gavin S. Whaley Joe and I talked with Anthony, a 16-year-old resident of El Milagro, Peru. El Milagro is a community north of the coastal city Trujillo, which was devastated by the flood that resulted from El Niño associated … Continue reading Do You Have What You Need? Assessing post-flood needs and assets in El Milagro, Peru by Gavin S. Whaley

“The Plants Listen to You”: Gender and geography in the knowledge of medicinal plants in Northern Peru by Anders Hart

“The Plants Listen to You”: Gender and Geography in the Knowledge of Medicinal Plants in Northern Peru INTRODUCTION Short in stature and with a wrinkled face, the woman of 85 years exuded quiet confidence at her herb stand in the busy Hermelinda market in Trujillo. She told us how to make a bath with a … Continue reading “The Plants Listen to You”: Gender and geography in the knowledge of medicinal plants in Northern Peru by Anders Hart

Post Flood Adaptations of a Peruvian Community by Addi Castillo

Post Flood Adaptations of a Peruvian Community Adriana Castillo Department of Anthropology, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84341   Introduction “Everything, the river took everything. I am left with nothing,” remarked a flood victim in the El Milagro community, a district of Trujillo, Peru that has been completed desecrated by heavy flooding brought on by … Continue reading Post Flood Adaptations of a Peruvian Community by Addi Castillo

Kennedi Bloomquist

Kennedi rocked the field school often sporting her awesome 80’s themed sweater.  In addition to working hard in Peru, Kennedi began to learn the art of surfing.  Kennedi’s vibrant personality and leadership were an asset to the students. Learn more in the video interview about how Kennedi hopes to travel the world doing humanitarian work, … Continue reading Kennedi Bloomquist

THANK YOU!

The field school has been a, reportedly, amazing experience for all of the participants.  Not only was the group able to conduct research, learn methods and write their own ethnographies, but also got to develop friendships with one another, with local people and with those who made these great experiences possible in addition to seeing … Continue reading THANK YOU!

Jack White

Jack joined the field school after being encouraged by faculty at his alma mater to gain the experience of going on a field school.  Jack graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Anthropology this May.  We all appreciate Jack for his easy-going nature and kind manner.  Jack was good at involving … Continue reading Jack White

Savannah Hill

Savannah hails from the great state of Texas and was drawn to Anthropology after taking a course and sharing a passion with her professor for the information being presented. Savannah enjoys helping other people have a good time, is upbeat and willing to laugh about anything, including herself (she has a great laugh, by the … Continue reading Savannah Hill