Recent Anthropology Graduates

Adele Martell, 2022

Adele graduated from StFX in 2022 with a BA Honours in Anthropology with a subsidiary in History. She was also one of three recipients of the Clare Fawcett Graduating Anthropology Student Prize and won the Angus L. MacDonald Memorial Scholarship for Celtic Studies. Her thesis research examined the historical and processual variations between American, Canadian, and Commonwealth approaches to the recovery, identification, and reburial of war dead. Following a field school on the Danish island of Bornholm in the summer of 2022, she is pursuing a Master of Science in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology at Cranfield University in England (2022-23).

Mia Kelly, 2022

Mia graduated with a BA Honours in Anthropology in 2022 and was one of three recipients of the Claire Fawcett Graduating Anthropology Student Prize. Her thesis research, under the supervision of her advisor Dr. Mikael Haller, examined the Mortuary Variability in the Parita River valley during the Late Ceramic period (700-1522). Currently, Mia is working as an archaeology field technician in the Yukon for a Cultural Resource Management company where she is participating in several different projects across northern Canada. She is also looking forward to taking part in an excavation in Panama in June 2023 before she pursues her MA in archaeology in the fall of 2023.

Alison Armstrong, 2018

Alison Armstrong's photo.

Alison graduated from StFX (2018) with a BA Honours in Anthropology and subsidiary in Women’s and Gender Studies. Following her graduation, Alison moved to Spain for a year and taught English at an alternative education school. She returned to school in the fall of 2019 and is working towards her Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She will be specializing in the Social Justice and Diversity stream and in her first year of study will complete a practicum placement in the field of forensic mental health. 

Elizabeth Holmes, 2018

Elizabeth Holme's Photo. Showing her diploma

Elizabeth graduated with a BA Advanced Major in Anthropology and Minor in Development Studies. Under the supervision of Dr. Susan Vincent, her major research paper examined the issue of food security through an investigation of local food banks in the Antigonish, NS area. Elizabeth is currently an M.A. student in the Public Issues Anthropology program at the University of Guelph, ON. Her M.A. thesis investigates the intersection of the topics of chronic illness and mothering. Specifically, this project examines the lived experiences of mothers diagnosed with the chronic condition Fibromyalgia. Her research goals are: 1) to contribute to the existing social science literature that discusses the challenges chronic conditions pose to individual self-identity, and 2) to explore the role of support networks in coping and managing chronic conditions, such as Fibromyalgia. Elizabeth plans to complete her M.A. in the Spring of 2020.

Tyler Lecours 2017

Tyler Lecours' photo at Volubilis Morocco

Tyler graduated with a BA Advanced Major in Anthropology and a Minor in Fine Arts. After graduation Tyler return to the United States where he served in AmeriCorps Vista and AmeriCorps NCCC. Currently, Tyler is serving as Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco where he is learning Arabic and working with Moroccan youth. He hopes his experiences in the field will help him achieve his dream of becoming a professor of anthropology and archaeology.

Olivia Ells, 2017

Olivia graduated with a BA Advanced Major in Anthropology with a Minor in Sociology.  She plans to use her anthropological knowledge as a lawyer.  Olivia is in the Juris Doctor (JD) Program at the Dalhousie Schulich School of Law in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (last updated in October 2017) 


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