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Kiera Eckhardt

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Sociology and Anthropology
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 377
Office Hours
Monday & Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm
  • About
  • Education
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  • Research

Biography

I am an Anthropology Master's Student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University. I served in Peace Corps Ecuador as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Volunteer then in AmeriCorps VISTA with the Florida Department of Children & Families' Refugee Project.

Teaching Interests & Areas

Cultural Anthropology

Research Interests & Areas

Latin American Politics, Shamanism in Andean & Amazonian Countries, History and Culture of the Inca's, Heritage Tourism, Universal Citizenship Clause in Ecuador.

BA Anthropology

Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, Florida

Applied Community & Economic Development (ACED) Fellowship

Illinois State University
2021

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

AmeriCorps VISTA
2021

Best Delegation

Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference
2019

Honorable Delegation

Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference
2019

Verbal Commendation

Regional Model United Nations Training Conference
2019

Dean's List

Florida Gulf Coast University
2019

Seidler Undergraduate Scholarly Collaboration Fellowship

Florida Gulf Coast University
2019

Dean's List

Florida Gulf Coast University
2016

Dean's List

Florida Gulf Coast University
2015

Presentations

“Symbolic Borders: A Case Study on the Role of Language in Shaping Perceptions of American Identity”. Florida Gulf Coast University Research Day. Florida Gulf Coast University. (2020)
“Heritage Tourism: How the Tourism Industry Alters Definitions of Heritage in Cusco, Peru”. Florida Gulf Coast University Research Day. Florida Gulf Coast University. (2019)
“Heritage Tourism: How the Tourism Industry Alters Definitions of Heritage in Cusco, Peru”. Florida Gulf Coast University Social Science Research Day. Florida Gulf Coast University. (2019)
“Symbolic Borders: A Case Study on the Role of Language in Shaping Perceptions of American Identity”. South Atlantic Modern Language Conference. (2019)