The SoAn Department emphasizes close student-faculty relations and collaboration in research and social practice. The Linfield Anthropology Museum provides hands-on training in exhibit design, installation, registration, and artifact conservation. The annual Summer Archaeology Field School provides fieldwork in historic and prehistoric archaeology at various sites. Other student-faculty collaborative research projects have focused on local Hispanic and migrant communities, homeless and other underserved local populations, disaster research, race/gender and differential academic achievement, non-timber resource utilization in northwest forests, people coping with Celiac Disease, rural electrification in the Andes, and Century Farms and sustainable agriculture. Sociology and Anthropology faculty and students actively participate in Linfield’s International Studies, Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies Programs. Departmental faculty and students are especially active with Linfield’s strong International Studies program, which includes a dozen semester programs as well as rotating January term and summer courses on site in Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, Mexico, New Orleans, Scandinavia, Taiwan, and elsewhere. Departmental majors frequently present papers based on independent and collaborative research at regional academic conferences as well as at an annual on-campus academic poster session.