Student SpotlightMeghan Filmer '24
Major: Anthropology and Sociology
Minor: Public Policy Studies
"Taking Anthropology classes at Hobart and William Smith has allowed me the opportunity to complete several research projects. In “Research Methods,” I was able to research social relationships on campus between athletes and non-athletes, focusing on the importance of labeling and status in a community while in my “Food, Meaning, and Voice” capstone, I researched the cultural significance of food and gender throughout the world. The Anthropology program at HWS has given me the ability to look at communities and topics with a wider lens and to understand how different factors create a working culture that has meaning to its people. I hope in the future to utilize the skills that this program has given me to work in mediation and humanitarian efforts."