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.
October 6, 2021 The research of graduate student Colleen Betti was featured in the Virginia Archaeology Month poster this year. To request your copy of the poster, click here.
August 24, 2021 This summer, UNC folklorist Glenn Hinson and students provided research for a community re-enactment of a 1921 Warren County court trial where 16 Black men were unfairly accused after being threatened by a white mob. To read … Continued
August 23, 2021 Further achievements by our graduate students: Julio Villa-Palomino has been awarded an NSF DDRIG in support of his dissertation project, “De-institutionalization Unfolding: The Transition to Community Mental Health in Lima, Peru.” Christine Mikeska has been awarded the … Continued
August 18, 2021 The Anthropology department welcomes Medical Anthropologist, Dr. Aalyia Sadruddin, to UNC Chapel Hill! Here is a little more about our newest faculty member:
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