KISS features in US anthropology textbooks


Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been evolved as a popular model in the field of anthropology all over the world and many anthropologists across the world have been researching on this model.

Findings of a research work on KISS has now featured in the 8th edition of two popular textbooks for introductory level anthropology course in the US universities, namely ‘Window on Humanity-A Concise Introduction to Anthropology’ and ‘Mirror for Humanity-A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology’ written by Conrad Philip Kottak.

Prof of Anthropology Christine Finnan from USA ardently observed how the students of the institute are achieving success in academics, sports and cultural field. As a part of her research work, she gathered stories and personal accounts about the school and its impacts by interviewing students, staffs, parents, administrators, alumni and visitors to find out why the parents send their children so far to join KISS.

Prof Finnan is a US Fulbright Scholar who joined KISS in 2014-15 for doing extensive research on the institute.

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