Muskegon Community College will celebrate its inaugural Anthropology Day on Thursday, Feb. 21, with a talk by MCC Anthropology Instructor Dr. Evin Rodkey on “Mexican Immigration: What’s Really Going On?”
The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 6 p.m. in MCC’s Sturrus Technology Center, 388 W. Clay, in downtown Muskegon.
Rodkey will discuss the exciting field of anthropology and the offerings at MCC. In addition, He will connect this material to the particular issue of Mexican immigration, focusing on how an anthropological approach can further our understanding.
He earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. For his dissertation, Rodkey made several trips to the Dominican Republic conducting research with people deported there from the U.S., examining their survival strategies and connection with the U.S. economy. He is president of the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges.
Anthropology Day, coordinated by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), brings awareness to the broad study of culture and human history. For more information, contact the MCC Social Sciences Department at (231) 777-0380.