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.




Department News


Professor Charles Price lecture at Temple University

November 12, 2018 Anthropology Professor Charles Price is a part of the Dean’s lecture series at Temple University.

Anthropology professor to edit book series

November 6, 2018 A new book series, Bridging Anthropological Perspectives on Health and Well-Being, (University of Florida Press) is being launched under the editorship of Dale Hutchinson (U North Carolina) and Sharon DeWitte (U South Carolina). Of particular interest are … Continued

Anthropology Professor featured in College of Arts & Sciences magazine

October 29, 2018 Anthropology professor, Dr. Patricia Mcanany and InHerit program director, Dylan Clark’s research work was featured in the College of Arts & Sciences magazine. To find the entire article discussing their research, click here.

Department Celebrations!

October 10, 2018 Karla Slocum has started her five-year named professorship, the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy Lorraine Aragon won a Rajkumar Faculty Fellowship from the Carolina Asia Center during summer 2018. Ampson Hagan has been awarded … Continued

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