Anthropology & Sociology

Anthropology and Sociology DSA Madison Butler

Madison Butler
Hometown: Rockford, Michigan
Majors: Anthropology and Sociology, Critical Ethnic Studies
Study Abroad: Amman, Jordan
Best Adjective to Describe You: Strong

In 20 words or less, what is the best thing about being part of this department?
One of the best things about ANSO is the amount of support in the department. The professors are adamant about helping their students whenever possible.

What is your advice to first years and sophomores about getting connected to this department?
Go to office hours! You can’t get help or support if the professors a) don’t really know who you are and b) don’t know you need some help.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
I’ve learned that we are all in this together. Use your friends and fellow classmates to move forward.

What has been your favorite class at K? Why?
The Colonial and Imperial Language class in the Critical Ethnic Studies Department. The class opened my mind a lot and helped me explore some things about myself.

How have you taken advantage of the open curriculum or experienced breadth in your education?
To some degree yes, I haven’t spent much time in STEM. But I’ve taken many classes in English and Art as well.

What experiential education opportunities have you participated in?
I was the first Civic Engagement Scholar for the Kalamazoo County ID program. As well as a member of the Womxn of Color Executive Board my sophomore year.

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I’m not sure yet. I expect my time here to lead me somewhere great though.