Community Action Project

The Community Action Project provides an interactive venue for intellectual exchange and activism. Using the internet to draw thousands of students at over sixty universities together into an intellectual community, it encourages students to consider ethical issues that lie at the interface of anthropology and the contemporary world. Participating in the Community Action Project helps students improve both their critical thinking and writing skills. By actively addressing important ethical concerns, it provides students with a sense of engagement relating to the broader world as well as an understanding of how students from other universities, with different life-experiences, view the issue being addressed. By connecting with students’ own experiences, the Community Action Project makes anthropology come alive.

For more information, see Public Anthropology’s Community Action Project, Frequently Asked Questions.


Participants in the
Community Action Project To Date


Agnes Scott College

Bloomsburg University

Brigham Young University

California State University, Northridge

Central Florida Community College

College of DuPage

Eastern Washington University

Florida International University

Florida State University

George Mason University

Hamline University

Hawaii Pacific University

Hunter College

Indiana University

Kent State University

Los Angeles Pierce Community College

Macalester College

Montana State University

North Carolina State University

North Dakota State University

Northern Arizona University

Plattsburgh State College

Rutgers University, Newark

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Southern Methodist University

Sul Ross State University

Syracuse University

University of Albany (SUNY)

University of Binghamton (SUNY)

University of British Columbia, Okanagan

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Riverside

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Cincinnati

University of Delaware

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Idaho

University of Illinois, Chicago

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Missouri

University of Montana

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Reno

University of New Hampshire

University of New Mexico

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

University of North Texas

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of Saskatchewan

University of South Carolina

University of South Florida

University of Toronto, Mississauga

University of Vermont

University of Windsor

University of Wisconsin, Madison

University of Wisconsin, Stout

University of Victoria

Utah State University

Utica College

Vassar College

Washington State University

Western Washington University

Wichita State University

York College (CUNY)

York University