The M.A. Program in Cultural Anthropology at SF State is distinguished by its research strength in topics including globalization, migration, informal economies, and the health of vulnerable populations. Professors James Quesada and Martha Lincoln are medical anthropologists as well as cultural anthropologists, and they have conducted research on substance abuse and dependency, the health of day laborers, structural violence, war legacies, and the cultural politics of infectious disease. Their research has taken place in Central America, Southeast Asia, and the United States. Recent M.A. students in Cultural Anthropology have pursued thesis research on a wide variety of original topics.
M.A. student Julie Armin presenting her research at Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase