Department of Anthropology Faculty News and Creativity

Dr. Valerie Andrushko recently published “Revelations of ancient head shape: Cranial modification in the Cuzco region of Peru, Early Horizon to Inca Imperial Period” in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and "Health in the Inca heartland: A paleopathological analysis of burials from the Cuzco region of Peru" in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.
Dr. William Farley has had several recent publications including in American Antiquity, Historical Archaeology, and in the Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut. He has also recently launched a public education project via a YouTube channel. Dr. Farley has been awarded grants in 2020 from the Archaeological Society of Connecticut and in 2021 from the College of Arts and Science at SCSU.
Dr. Kenneth McGill has a forthcoming Spring 2022 article on basic income and political protest in Germany. The article will be published in Cultural Anthropology, the top journal for cultural anthropology in the United States. He also has forthcoming 2022 journal articles in Language Sciences and Transforming Anthropology.
Dr. Michael Rogers continues to co-direct a paleoanthropological research project at Gona, in the Afar region of Ethiopia. In 2020, he co-authored a paper in Science Advancesreporting on the discovery of the smallest Homo erectus cranium in Africa, found with a mix of stone tool technologies.  In 2021, he was part of the team describing the lack of sexual dimorphism seen in the canines of Ardipithecus ramidus in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  And in 2022, he co-authored a paper in the Journal of Human Evolution that describes the Gona DAN5 Homo erectus cranium in further detail, putting the fossil in a broad evolutionary context.
Dr. Kathleen Skoczen was a social behavior change consultant from May of 2020 - December of 2021 on an applied anthropology project sponsored by Clean Cities, Blue Oceans, a program of the United States Agency for International Development.  Dr. Skoczen developed research instruments, trained research assistants, supervised the collection of data, supervised team preliminary analyzes of the data, conducted a comprehensive analysis the data, and authored the final report.  The report, “The Plastic Crisis: Solid Waste Management in the Province of Samaná, Dominican Republic -- A Report on the Findings of a Qualitative Research Study on Household Waste Management and the Solid Waste Value Chain,” is published on UrbanLinks.