Angela Bratton

Associate Professor

Angela Bratton

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy

The Graduate School

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

Administration
Department of The Graduate School

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology Indiana University Bloomington, 2004

  • MA, Anthropology Indiana University Bloomington, 2000

  • BA, Anthropology University of Louisville, 1997

  • BA, Psychology, General University of Louisville, 1997

Certifications

  • CITI Training for IRB 2019

  • CITI Training for IRB 2013

Awards & Honors

  • High Five My Faculty Award CURS, 2021

  • Professor in Practice Men's Basketball, 2019

  • 3 awards for demonstrating the university values of Collegiality, Compassion and Leadership Half-Way There Celebration, 2018

  • Faculty Advisor Award for work with the Anthropology Student Union GRU Office of Student Life and Engagement, 2014

  • Junior Faculty Award for Internationalization of Campus Georgia Consortium for International Studies, 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ANTH 3817

    African Cultural Issues
  • ANTH 2011

    Cultural Anthropology
  • HONR 3900H

    Honors: Breaking Boundaries
  • ANTH 3001

    Methods in Cultural Anthro
  • ANTH 4541

    Food and Culture
  • ANTH 1102

    Introductory Anthropology
  • ANTH 6950

    Selected Topics: Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 4960

    Internship

Teaching Interests

Intro to Anthropology, Cultural Anthropological Methods, History of Cultural Anthropology, Gender, Sexuality, Africa, Identity, Ritual, Anthropology of Education/Childhood, Folklore, Travel (migration, refugees, tourism, etc.), Food, Study Abroad, Service Learning, Medical Anth and Reproduction

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • A Pilot RCT Evaluating Essential Oils for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Early Adolescents’ Physical Activity and Nutrition Beliefs and Behaviors in an Urban Cluster in the Southeastern United States, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • An Anthropological Study of Factors Affecting the Construction of Sexuality in Ghana: Teenage Pregnancy, School Education, and Virgins’ Clubs, 2010
    Book, Scholarly-New
  • “View From Table Top Mountain’s Top” , 2008

Research Interests

gender, sexuality, reproduction, education, socialization, identity/representation, adolescence, Africa, and feminist ethnography, food, folklore

Department Service

  • Frazier Scholarship 2022 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Moderator for Dept. FB Page 2008 - Present

  • Anthropology Student Union 2006 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • New Faculty Mentor 2023 - 2024

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • Major Fest 2024

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Pamplin Faculty Council 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Global Perspectives Certificate Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • New Faculty Mentor CSSR 2023 - 2024

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • College Task Force Strategic Plan 2017 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pamplin College Faculty Council 2016 - 2019

University Service

  • Student Success Committee 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Qualitative Research Lab 2022 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Bioethics Oversight Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • University System Africa Council representative 2006 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Women’s & Gender Studies Program 2005 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Reviewed NSF Grant 2012 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Reviewer multiple book manuscripts 2010 - Present

  • Anthropology Day - 2024

    Role: Program Organizer
  • AAA Anthropology Day Ambassador 2023 - 2024

    Role: Other
  • Anthropology Day - 2023

    Role: Program Organizer

Public Service

  • "Food & Culture" Lecture for Kiwana Club 2024

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Columbia County Senior Theses 2014 - 2018

    Role: Mentor