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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.

 

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Department News

 

Sifting through schoolyard memories – Featuring PhD student Colleen Betti

November 19, 2021 Last summer, Colleen Betti, a doctoral student, and 80 volunteers rushed to uncover a historic schoolyard that was about to be paved over. Their mission: to illuminate the overlooked, everyday lives of African American school children from … Continued

Graduate Student Colleen Betti Work Featured

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.  

Professor Glenn Hinson featured in “Seeking Justice”

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

Department Celebrations

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

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