About the Lambda Alpha Journal


The Lambda Alpha Journal is a publication of student papers by members of the Lambda Alpha National Honors Society for Anthropology and is published regularly at the Wichita State University Department of Anthropology. Professional, avocational, student manuscripts, and book reviews of recent publications are welcome. The journal is made possible through the efforts of the Journal editorial staff residing at the founding chapter, Alpha of Kansas . Funding for the Journal is obtained through subscriptions and continuing sponsorship by the Student Government Association of Wichita State University.


Editor in Chief : Dr. Peer H. Moore-Jansen
Founded by Dr. Lowell D. Holmes

Recent Submissions

  • Lambda Alpha Journal, v.47 (complete version) 

    Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
  • Letter from the editor 

    Moore-Jansen, Peer H. (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
    The annual Lambda Alpha Student symposium in now in its 19th year. Presenters attended from at least three different states in the U.S and included 14 undergraduate and graduate student podium presentations from a diverse ...
  • 19th Annual Lambda Alpha Symposium, Wichita State University, April 15, 2017 

    Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
    Abstracts of student papers delivered at the 19th Annual Lambda Alpha Symposium held on April 15, 2017, Wichita State University.
  • Navigating globalization through myth in Quechua communities of Southern Peru 

    Bridges, Ben (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
    My research is positioned at the convergence of myth and globalization, exploring how intercultural contact impacts myth in contemporary Peruvian Quechua communities as well as how myth aids in interpreting and shaping the ...
  • Which sex is which? 

    Johnson, Ariel (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
    Intersexuality is the condition of either having both male and female gonadal tissue in one individual or of having the gonads of one sex and external genitalia that is of the other sex or is ambiguous (Merriam-Webster ...
  • Analysis and interpretation of Block H, Mountaineer site, Gunnison, Colorado 

    Crown, Suzanne N. (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
    By 2015, Western State Colorado University's archaeological field school had completed excavations uncovering six Folsom structures at Block A, B, F, G, and H (Stiger, Block F 2016). All six structures, (Block A contains ...
  • Muscle memory: Interactions between the religioscapes and archeoscapes of Paganism, Christianity, and Islam in Luxor, Egypt 

    Flanagan, Mariah (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
    What is now the city of Luxor in Upper Egypt has been in use since 3200 BC when it went by the name of Waset, commonly known now as the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes (Sullivan 2010: 1). Although not reaching its height ...
  • Well, shoot: Firearm target practice as a recreational activity on a rural 19th century homestead 

    Kindler, Abigail K. (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
    Excavation began on "Cabin Site #1" in St. Charles County, Missouri in the Summer of2011. This site lies above the Femme Osage Creek Valley and is located within a mile of the famous Daniel Boone Homestead where Daniel ...
  • Analysis on the health and socio-cultural effects of female genital mutilation 

    Todd, Mollie (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
    According to the World Health Organization, over 125 million girls and women alive today have undergone the practice of female genital circumcision (FGC)n. It has also been condemned by the United Nations General Assembly ...
  • How cooking makes us human 

    Kelly, Allison (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
    The question of what makes us human is a common one among anthropologists and scientists alike. Many factors of evolution are explored to determine the point in history where our ancient ancestors branched away from primate ...
  • Political discourse and racial politics in Dominican Republic 

    Diaz, Jazmin (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
    Political Discourse and Racial Politics in Dominican Republic Borderlands, the sites and symbols of power, constitute the imaginary somatic and cultural differences that categorize the elite from the poor. Physical barriers ...
  • Globalizing homonormativity: Visualizing a worldwide LGBT identity 

    Hoefer, Nicholas (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
    Following the June 2015 Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage nationwide, President Obama called the occasion a "victory for America" as many in politics in the press rejoiced in LGBT people's newfound "freedom ...