Anthropology Major Becomes a McNair Scholar

Anthropology Major Becomes a McNair Scholar

February 19, 2015

Senior Anthropology Major Ronnia Estes has just been accepted into the 2015 cohort of McNair Scholars. The purpose of the McNair Program is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. The Program will achieve its mission by providing opportunities for high quality research. Nia’s research builds on preliminary work done as a capstone project by alumna Deborah Miller (SRC 2010). Anthropologists have long puzzled over how to explain the pattern of sexual division of labor we find in the ethnographic record. Nia is designing a research project to test ideas in the literature about what factors structure the sexual division of labor.  Dr. Daughters will serve has her Mentor and Dr. Johnson as her Research Supervisor.