About Student Anthropologist

Student Anthropologist is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA: the largest organization of student anthropologists in the world). The journal publishes peer-reviewed, original ethnographic or theoretical student research as well as book reviews of relevant texts in anthropology and related fields.

The Student Anthropologist journal can be contacted via studentanthropologist@gmail.com

More About the Journal

Student Anthropologist releases at least one issue per year. Information such as calls for papers and editorial opportunities, as well as new issues, will be published on this blog, on the NASA website, and in the NASA Facebook group.

Journal Staff

Interim Editor (2018)
Stephanie Mojica, ALM and Graduate Certificate Candidate, Harvard University Extension School
I am an award-winning writer/editor with 20 years of experience in consumer publications, especially print newspapers and magazines. Due to changes in the print newspaper industry and a desire to pursue my lifelong research passions that I could no longer ignore, I am a graduate student of international relations and American literature and culture at Harvard University Extension School. My goal is to enter a Ph.D. program in Anthropology or a related field, ideally in fall 2020.

During my past career as a daily print newspaper reporter, I interviewed former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. I have always had a passion for anthropology, especially the anthropology of linguistics, religion, and Latin America.

I am presenting part of my current research about why violence against female members of African traditional religions has increased in Brazil at three conferences (two at the University of Cincinnati and one at Indiana University) in spring 2018.

I speak, read, and write an advanced level of Brazilian Portuguese and also have intermediate knowledge of Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole.

In my little spare time, I write poetry. I won a third place award from the Kentucky State Poetry Society in 2016. One of my poems was also included in the 2016 print anthology The Messenger is Sudden Thunder. Check out “His Truth” — one of my poems recently published in the print and online editions of The Stray Branch.

Peer Review Editor
Alexea Howard, MA Candidate, California State University – Long Beach
I earned my BA (Honors) in Anthropology with a focus in Medical and Psychological Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles and received post-baccalaureate training in Psychology and Addiction Studies. My research will explore the way that a sense of community, the mind and body connection, and a gained sense of agency in one’s health and body are facilitated through the pro-anorexia movement and related online communities. Additionally, I am interested in ways that an illness such as anorexia is taught, learned, and maintained through these communities as well as how anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are embodied differently.