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.48 (complete version) 

    Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018)
  • Letter from the editor 

    Moore-Jansen, Peer H. (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018)
    The annual Lambda Alpha Student symposium in now in its 20th years. Presenters and attendees came from different parts of the U.S. The day-long event 14 undergraduate and graduate student research podium presentations ...
  • 20th Annual Lambda Alpha Symposium, Wichita State University, April 7, 2018 

    Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018)
    Abstracts of student papers delivered at the 20th Annual Lambda Alpha Symposium held on April 7, 2018, at Devlin Hall, Wichita State University.
  • A comparison of subsistence cultures and their interactions with non-human primates 

    Capel, Tara (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018)
    It is likely that 99% of human existence was spent as hunter-gatherers. While most academics approve of this fact, few agree on an explicit definition of hunter-gatherers. If defined through social organization, hunter-gatherers ...
  • Examining education cross-cultural 

    Schmitt, Mikaila (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018)
    Tibetan Monastic Universities are fascinating in the way that they transmit a specific body of knowledge. But the domain of knowledge comprising this system is not just education and learning. More specifically, it involves ...
  • Understanding the first Floridians 

    Price, Sarah E. (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018)
    Significant debate continues on the sources and timing of the peopling of the Americas as new materials are discovered and evaluated. Census seems to be Asian origin for early immigrants into the New World, arriving in ...
  • The mobilization of Indigenous movements in post-colonial Latin America: Applications of theories of globalization and identity, space and place 

    Mauersberg, Carolina (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018)
    Globalization has come to shape our world drastically in the twentieth century, and this era of modernity has also shifted traditional anthropological notions and discourse on the subject. More specifically, postmodern ...
  • Too Black to belong 

    Arroyo, Rose (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018)
    National identity issues in the Dominican Republic related to blackness and whiteness are still prevalent. Yadira Perez Hazel highlights the importance on body politics and how our senses of taste, smell, touch, sight and ...
  • The death culture of Southern Appalachia 

    Annis, Karissa (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018)
    The region of Southern Appalachia is rich with tradition and custom going back to the inhabitants' homelands. Southern Appalachia is a unique place with a distinct culture formed by immigrating pioneers. Despite opposition ...
  • Is language extinction the hallmark of the Anthropocene? 

    Schlobohm, Gina (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018)
    The Anthropocene is the geological epoch that we are currently living in and is characterized by human effects on the world and atmosphere on a global scale, starting around the 18th century (Crutzen & Stoermer 2000). The ...