Sandi Harvey

Associate Professor

(719) 502-4906 |

Box C16, Centennial | F-232


Sandi Harvey
M.A., Wichita State University

Ms. Harvey received her M.A. in Anthropology from Wichita State University. Ms. Harvey conducted fieldwork in Okinawa, Japan in 2007 and 2008 for her research. Her master’s thesis titled, “The Analysis of Okinawan Popular Music in Relation to Other Southeast Asian Studies of Popular Music”, addresses the creation of popular music in Okinawa as a symbolic resource to reveal attributes related to the making of identity and provided a useful unit of analysis for to explore responses to culture change in non-Western societies.


Professional Experience

Ms. Harvey has taught as a full-time faculty at Pikes Peak State College since 2012. She became the anthropology department chair in 2016. She is also a co-advisor for the Anthropology Club.

Classes Taught

Ms. Harvey currently teaches courses in Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Native Peoples of North America, Anthropology of Religion, Medical Anthropology and Biological Anthropology. She has taught Archaeology and Forensic Anthropology courses in the previous semesters.

Research Interests

Areas of interest include fieldwork methodology, theoretical orientations, history of the discipline, indigenous studies, applied anthropology, religion, gender studies, globalization processes, identity, ethnomusicology and visual anthropology.