Choosing graduate schools

Stephanie Wilson (swilson@BIGCAT.MISSOURI.EDU)
Mon, 20 Jun 1994 13:31:54 -0500

Yes, another school question...

How important should geographic emphasis of the faculty be considered
when one is choosing a graduate program? I am looking a many different
programs, mostly for applied anthropology, development or ecological
anthropology in Africa. What I seem to be finding is schools that have
several faculty members involved in development issues or cultural
change, but not necessarily in Africa (or at least only one or two
Africanists in a single department). Should I be looking more at the
subject matter I'm interested in or at the regions I'm interested in?

Stephanie Wilson