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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Anthropology


Tiffany Jones, Elizabeth Wakefield and Samantha Yaussy (more information)

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the SPARC Graduate Research Grant is a merit-based award designed to ignite research and creative excellence across all disciplines at USC. The overall objective of the SPARC Graduate Research Grant is to provide support and to encourage outstanding students to develop proposals to enhance their research experience during their graduate career at the University of South Carolina.


Tiffany Jones – Title: Exploring the Socialization and Authentication Practices of Spoken Word Poetry


Elizabeth Wakefield – Title: Assessing the Accuracy, Validity, and Application of a New Method for Sex Determination Using Compositions, Concentrations, and Isotopic Variations of Iron (Fe) and Copper (Cu) in Human Bone
Samantha Yaussy – Title: The Intersections of Health and Wealth: Socioeconomic Status, Frailty, and Mortality in Industrial England