In Situ

Issue 1 (2010)
In Situ 2010 Vol. I

Editor's Preface

The Undergraduate Anthropology Society is proud to present the third edition of In Situ: Journal of Undergraduate Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. The collection of essays and photography included in this issue engage in creative ways of understanding and portraying the world and effectively exercise the anthropological imagination.

Each essay was nominated by faculty mentors from a diverse range of Anthropology courses and were chosen based on originality, clarity, and excellence. The photographs represent a sampling of undergraduate photography from both field work and travel to be showcased at a photography exhibition at the first annual Anthrofest on February 4, 2011 at the University Museum.

We would like to thank faculty who nominated student papers for inclusion in this volume. We would also like to thank Dr. Adriana Petryna, the undergraduate Chair of Anthropology, for her support and guidance, as well as Charlene Kwon, the Undergraduate Coordinator.

If you would like to submit to In Situ’s Spring 2011 edition, apply to the In Situ Editorial Board, or learn more about the Undergraduate Anthropology Society and its upcoming activities, please visit the Undergraduate Program tab on the Penn Anthropology website for more information: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/anthro.

Enjoy Reading,

Lauren Kapsalakis, Editor-in-Chief


In Situ 2010: University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Research Journal
Louis Frank, Darien Perez, Vidushi Bajoria, and Molly Hude


Lauren Kapsalakis
Layout Editor
Alex Niculescu
Cassandra Turcotte
Julia McLean

In Situ 2010 Vol. I

This volume of In Situ is a compilation of original anthropological research papers by students all across the university.