Published: May 7, 2019

Jamie Hodgkins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, writes: “In November 2016, a swastika was painted on an elementary school in my Denver, Colorado, neighborhood of Stapleton. As an archaeologist who specializes in identifying the remains of animals hunted by early humans, my work doesn’t often involve symbols. But after this event, I started to pay attention to the symbols around me. I began to wonder about the creation of symbols—and society’s investment in them—and what these phenomena say about our culture, both old and new.”

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Hodgkins research was also recently highlighted by one of her graduate student collaborators, Rocio Belen Griggs.