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Anthropology Professor Gillespie Named Dunlevie Honors Professor

Dr. Susan Gillespie has been appointed as an Elizabeth Wood Dunlevie Honors Term Professor for a new course, Consumer Culture.

The professorships are made possible by a generous endowment gift from Elizabeth Wood Dunlevie, a UF graduate. The goal of the program is to encourage the most esteemed faculty at UF to participate in the University Honors Program as instructors and mentors. The endowment provides summer salary and support for the faculty members’ activities.

Gillespie will offer a course titled Consumer Culture. Students will attempt to answer the question, “Why do we have so much stuff?” They will be given conceptual tools to learn about the cultural patterns in which their lives are embedded and their individual consumptive practices. The course will feature participation in active learning scenarios, including in-class activities and small field research projects.