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

March 19, 2019 Further achievements by our students: Eric Thomas has been awarded a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Ana Ramirez has been awarded a 3-year Ford Pre-doctoral Fellowship. Achsah Dorsey received the Richard Bland Fellowship from the Professional Pathways Program … Continued

Professor Anna Agbe-Davies “Uncovering Histories”

February 26, 2019 Anthropology associate professor, Anna Agbe-Davies, was featured for her discoveries on the main UNC page. To see the full article, click here.

Department Achievements and Celebrations

February 18, 2019 Celebrations Further achievements by our students: First-year grad student Julio Villa-Palomino has been awarded the Beatrice and John Whiting Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) Biennial Travel Grant ($400) to facilitate participation in the 2019 SPA Biennial Meetings … Continued

Samantha King featured in CURS

February 7, 2019 PhD student Samantha King dissertation project was recently featured in CURS (Center for Urban and Regional Studies). To see the full article, click here.

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