Date of Defense




First Advisor

Dr. Michael Nassaney

Second Advisor

Dr. Irma Lopez


This thesis project, entitled Where the Past meets the Present, developed largely out of a semester that I spent studying abroad at the Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro in Queretaro, Mexico, as well as a ten day research excursion to Mexico funded by the Lee Honors College and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. As a student in the Anthropology and Spanish departments, I was initially surprised and later intrigued by the very different ways these institutionalized disciplines are taught, practiced, and conceptualized within the varying social, cultural, political, and economic settings in which they are embedded.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only