THAT SOUNDS SUPER INTERESTING LIKE WHOA I WOULD READ THAT
And like, my university is keeping anthropology as a whole — I go to Arizona State University, and you can’t take two steps in this place without being beaten with the fact that Don Johanson works here :| so we’ve got a strong archaeology/physical anthropology program, as well as pretty well thriving cultural anthropology, but sociolinguistics is no longer a required class and there was only one section of it this semester. I’m graduating in a few weeks so it’s kinda lame that it was my last chance, but I did a semester abroad and took a linguistics class while I was there so that was kind of cool.
I think mostly my anthropology degree will supplement my creative writing degree (double major woo!) because I feel like it’s given me really interesting insight into humans and how they interact and plenty of fodder for creative nonfiction as well as fiction. I’d really like to be an LGBT writer and focus on the stories of LGBT people, both genuine and fictionalised. Right now I’ve got a pending application to graduate school at Trinity College Dublin (where I did my semester abroad) but failing that it’s work visa time.
this is completely disregarding the fact that I picked up an anthropology degree because I was bored what even is my life
"what even is my life"? that’s hella, man.
My dad did his master’s at ASU. I was unaware they had a decent anthropology program (c’est la vi). I find it kinda funny you would say that about your career, because I used to write all the time as a kid, and would try to apply everything from the motion of a sine wave to frog dissection to Chaucer’s Canterbury style. But writing was a hobby. Anthropology will certainly help your writing career. I’ve read many articles saying that writing/editing is one of the professions anthropologists often go into.
Personally, I’m going to a small local school in PA. I hope to do my Ph.D. at University of California, San Diego in cognitive anthropology (a branch of cognitive science) studying how our language affects our culture affects our learning, memory, and thought.
Working and going to school in Dublin sounds really fun.
Barging in unannounced is always welcome! I’m particularly interested in sociolinguistics, though I don’t have much experience in it because my university decided it was a great subject to phase out. But my anthro interests are kind of all over the map — I’m really interested in physical anthropology and human evolution (Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, etc etc), as well as cultural anthropology. I’m particularly fascinated by east Asian culture and literature, as well as Mexico/borderlands anthropology and Celtic regions. I’m kind of a hodgepodge of interests, which works well because my focus is actually in creative writing, so having broad interest areas is great supplementary material for that stuff. c: I hope that’s a helpful answer!
EDIT. As an afterthought, I’ve also got a growing interest in LGBT subcultures and how applied anthropology can get involved, though it’s nothing super formal yet.
as a global city, with a ranking of “Alpha-“, placing it among the top thirty cities in the world. It is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration, economy and industry
Coupled with the time you’ve already spent there, I really hope you get in ^_^