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OU Students Win Public Anthropology Competition

OU Students Win Public Anthropology Competition

13 University of Oklahoma students have won awards at a North American competition involving 3,500 students from 25 schools.

Congratulations to the 13 Public Anthropology Award Winners at the University of Oklahoma in Professor Karl Rambo’s ANTH 2203 (Peoples of the World) classes who participated in a North American competition involving over 3,500 students from 25 schools. For the names of the University of Oklahoma Public Anthropology Award winners as well as their award winning opinion pieces see

Dr. Rambo has played an integral part in Public Anthropology’s online student community, showcasing the ability of Oklahoma students to learn effective writing skills while being active global citizens. He demonstrates how combining technology with cultural concerns in academic courses positively engages students to participate in the broader world beyond their academic setting, while gaining the skills needed for a productive, active life after graduation.

Dr. Rambo's research is focused on economic anthropology, especially market-based and non-market-based social relations in Oceania.  He has published Jesus Came Here Too: The Making of a Culture Hero and Control Over History In Simbu, Papua New Guinea (1990) and is the editor, along with Michael Nunleyh, of Peoples of the World: A Reader for Cultural Anthropology  (1999).  His “How the Need for Money and the Need for Security Influence Migration and Economic Diversification in the Papua New Guinea Highlands” was published in the Anthropology of Work Review (1995) and he has contributed with Paula Brown an article on the Chimbu for the Encyclopedia of World Cultures (1996).  In 2005, he was invited to attend a special National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop on Southeast Asia.

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