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Anthropology Peer Mentor Program

Have questions about anthropology? Talk to us!

The Anthropology Mentoring Program is here for you.  Experienced mentors are available to answer informal questions students may have about our Department, or about anthropology in general. Our mission is to help undergraduates grow as anthropologists. Our mentors can assist with:

  • Picking the best courses for you
  • Writing term papers
  • Undergraduate research
  • Approaching professors
  • Internship opportunities
  • Jobs in anthropology
  • CVs as resumes
  • Club membership and activities

Because we come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have a broad range of interests within anthropology, there will always be someone available to answer your questions. Check out our mentors below. We’d love to hear from you with any questions you may have.

***Peer Mentors are not a substitute for Academic Advising. The Peer Mentors are happy to answer question based on their own expierience in the department, but for Specific questions about Major/Minor and University requirements be sure to book an advising appointment.***


Chris O’Connor-Coates is the Co-Chair of the Anthropology Club/SAC and a second year anthropology major. He is emphasizing in archaeology and conducts research on fire-studies and its link to Homo erectus migration patterns. He also studies fire remains as they show up in the archaeological record. He is a tutor at the U through the Student Success Center, and is always available to help those who need it.

Brock James

Brock James, Anthropology Office Assistant, is a senior in the Anthropology department, emphasizing his major studies in archaeology with a minor in English Literature. He has worked as an Archaeological Field Technician, and is researching the geo-spacial patterns of prehistoric lithic technology in the Dolores River Valley.

In addition to general advice about studying in the Anthropology department, he is available to provide guidance about archaeological studies, and employment.


Last Updated: 2/22/18