In order to kick off the first Savage Minds/anthropologies issue about student debt, let’s start with a short survey. Following on the heels of Karen Kelsky’s recent survey about PhD debt, I want to see if we can get a little more information about student debt in the discipline of anthropology. This survey is open to anyone who has ever studied anthropology at the undergraduate or graduate level (past and present). It’s also anonymous. If you finished your degree yesterday, we want to hear from you. If you dropped out, fill it out and tell us why. If you finished back in 1980, we want to hear from you too. I am going to let the survey run for two weeks, which means it will close on Friday, January 31. Let me know if you have any questions: email me at ethnografix at gmail dot com. Thanks in advance for taking the time to fill this out! And please pass this along to your anthropology colleagues and friends!
UPDATE 1/17: As of about 8:45 pm PST, there are already 60 responses! Thanks!! When the survey closes I will compile everything and post the results here on Savage Minds. In the mean time you can see an overview of all responses after you click the submit button.
UPDATE II, 1/20/14: Based upon a few reader comments about the lack of a question about the institution/country in which people have studied anthropology I have created a short follow up survey: Student Debt in Anthropology Survey #2 (Debt by country/institution). Thanks for all of your help and input everyone!