Congratulations to Michael Chapman!
Michael successfully completed his Master's in Anthropology this December by piloting a methods track that allows our students to create a portfolio of research skills. Michael's website showcases his experience in data collection, data analysis, and data reporting. During his three semesters at NCSU, Michael carried out two corporate ethnography with NCSU's Consumer Innovation Collaborative. He also spent two semesters carrying out independent research.
Michael's capstone project examines students' understanding of "intercultural competency." Given the multi-cultural world in which we live today, universities now seek to train students to be effective social actors in a range of cultural settings. Michael's research shows what this means for undergraduates who carry out a semester or two of study abroad. His research describes how students understand what it means to be "immersed" in another culture. His finding reinforce prevailing research that shows study abroad increases young people's sense of responsibility as global actors.
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