• Instructional Professor
Research Areas
  • Cultural Anthropology
Catharina Laporte


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

Educational Background

  • PhD, Texas A&M University, 2013

Research Interests

  • Specialty:

    • 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.