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


Department Celebrations

January 15, 2019 Achievements by our students and student/faculty partnerships: Sugandh Gupta has been awarded the Taraknath Das Foundation Fellowship through Columbia University in support of her doctoral dissertation research in Jammu, India ($5,000). Senior Anth Major William Brinson and … Continued

Three Anthropology Undergrads initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

January 10, 2019 The department of Anthropology celebrated three undergraduate majors initiated into Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the fall semester. Congratulations Abifail Ganez, Kimberly Oliver, and Jessica Whalen!  

Anthropology Professor Glenn Hinson Class Feature

January 4, 2019 Through a fall 2018 research-intensive QEP class, students interviewed nine descendants of a 1921 North Carolina lynching victim at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Their oral history interviews will be … Continued

UNC Graduate Students and Faculty attend AAA Conference

November 26, 2018 Many UNC Anthropology faculty and graduate students traveled to San Jose, CA earlier this month to attend the AAA conference. Professor Florence Babb organized an all UNC-grad participant session, pictured below.

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