Historical Demography of Baja California, Mexico

Faculty Name:
Shane Macfarlan

Department:
Anthropology

Faculty College:
Social & Behavioral Science

Email:
shane.macfarlan@anthro.utah.edu


Project Description:

This is a collaborative project that examines how 13 populations on the Baja California Peninsula changed over time from 1700-1900AD. Research includes 1) data input on Birth, Death, and Marriage using historical records; 2) opportunities for data analysis, write up, and presentations; and 3) the possibility of travel to Baja California Sur, Mexico (for students will Upper-Level Spanish language abilities).



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit


Student Role:

1) data input on Birth, Death, and Marriage using historical records; and 2) opportunities for data analysis, write up, and presentations


Student Benefits:

Learn research methods, data analysis, and preparation of materials for conference presentation. Possibility for co-authorship on scientific publications.


Project Duration:

Project Duration: 1-2 semesters. Work Hours: Hours per week are variable (but might range from 2 - 8 hours/week)


Minimum Requirements:

None (useful characteristics include some familiarity with Spanish Language and Microsoft Excel)