Lambda Alpha - Anthropology Honor Society

Faculty Advisor - Abraham Lavender, Ph.D.

Dr. Lavender is a professor of Sociology at Florida International University, and is president of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies.

Lavender was born and raised in 
South Carolina, receiving his B.A. and M.A. degrees in psychology from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1963 and 1965 respectively. He earned a PhD in sociology in 1972 at the University of Maryland, College Park, writing his dissertation on The Generational Hypothesis of Jewish Identity: The Return of the Third Generation.

Lavender taught at the 
University of Miami before moving to FIU. He has been a prolific author, publishing six books (two of which are focused on Jewish studies), and dozens of journal articles on a wide variety of sociology-related topics.

From 1992-1995, he was also an advisor to 
Miami Beach mayor, Seymour Gelber.



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President - Aldo Manresa


Vice-President - Lis-Marie Alvarado

My name is Lis-Marie Alvarado, and I am an immigrant from Nicaragua. I am an undergrad student at Florida International University, where I will be getting a bachelor in Ant/Soc and another one in Women's Studies. As well, I will be completing a minor in Communications and one in International Relations with a certificate in Latin American Studies. My main goal for attending FIU is not only to increased my educational and job opportunities, but most importantly, to keep fighting for a reevaluation of traditional views of women's role in society and to continue a life of social-justice activism. 

CSO Representative - Paul Jean


Treasurer - Jason Valdivia