Western Kentucky University

Elisabeth Hackworth - Outstanding Anthropology Graduate in the Cultural Anthropology Concentration

Elisabeth Hackworth

2014 Winner of the Outstanding Anthropology Graduate in the Cultural Anthropology Concentration

Elisabeth Hackworth is the 2014 winner of the Outstanding Anthropology Graduate in the Cultural Anthropology Concentration Award. Hackworth was able to study abroad, which she feels was an integral part of her education. After her freshman year of college, she participated in the making of an ethnographic film, led by Dr. Powell, focusing on the effects of land grants on the lifeways of nomadic herders in Gujarat, India. This experience was her first taste of cultural anthropology. After that, she went to Belize and the Amazon for her archaeological field school.

Hackworth enjoyed her project for the Field Methods in Ethnography class. She states, "I did it on a hair salon that caters toward an African-American demographic. It turned out great and everyone was so nice. " Elisabeth is grateful to her teachers for their knowledge and support. She says, "Dr. Hudepohl has such an awesome teaching style. I've learned so much from her. Dr. Applegate has been my advisor, because I started off in archaeology. She's always been so helpful. Dr. Powell was a role model too. I love the anthropology department. They're all great."

Hackworth plans to attend graduate school. She would like to find a degree program that would cater towards educating the public about sustainability. Ultimately, she would like to write and teach.

 Last Modified 6/25/14