Welcome to the Department of Anthropology!
Anthropology is the integrative study of human beings at all times and in all places. Within this broad field of study, three programs of foundational training form the focus of our department: Archaeology; Human Biology, Ecology, and Evolution; and Sociocultural Anthropology and Ethnography.
We cross cut these specializations with five concentrations to integrate anthropology’s diverse expertise. Our current concentrations focus on: Health, Medicine, and Humanity; Heritage and Unwritten Histories; Global Engagement; Race, Place, and Power; and Food, Environment, and Sustainability.
Dr. Laura Wagner (PhD, 2014), has been officially named the Archivist for the Radio Haiti Project at Duke Library. We offer our congratulations to her on this wonderful opportunity and wish her well in her important work!
Department of Anthropology Professor Patricia McAnany, Adjunct Professor Ivan Batun, recent PhD graduate Claire Novotny, and graduate student Maia Dedrick, joined residents of Tahcabo, Yucatán, to inaugurate the town’s new community museum. Local university students Miguel Kanxoc, Alejandro Tuz … Continued
Faculty members Benjamin Arbuckle, Stephen Davis, Dale Hutchinson, Paul Leslie, and Margaret Scarry and graduate student Mary Morgan-Smith have all received grant awards from the National Science Foundation for continued research. Mary Morgan-Smith was also given a Fulbright-Hays Award in August … Continued
Dr. Laurel Bradley has been named a 2015-2016 Science & Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. These highly competitive fellowships bring scientists and engineers into federal policymaking processes to promote deeper engagement between policy … Continued
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