Love of Learning is the Guide of Life

Since our founding in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has celebrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and championed freedom of thought. As America’s most prestigious academic honor society, we are uniquely equipped to advocate for the value and benefits of liberal arts and sciences education.

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Behind The Key

Iliana Rosa Pacheco (ΦΒΚ, University of Arizona) is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, English, and History summa cum laude with honors. She was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award by College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her honors thesis, “Boneless as I Am: The Memory of Aberrancy in the Ragnars Saga Loðbrókar,” analyzes the role of impairment and disability in the late Viking age. After graduation, she will continue her work in anthropology.