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.
Land and Labor Acknowledgment
May 11, 2022 The department of Anthropology celebrated the class of 2022 on Saturday, May 7. Over 95 students finished their degrees in Anthropology or Medical Anthropology during the academic year. Congratulations to all of our graduates!
April 29, 2022 Students in a hands-on anthropology course piece together ancient ceramics, learn to fire pottery and cook with pots over a fire to study the history of pottery. Read the whole article here.
April 29, 2022 Parag Jyoti Saikia is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology department at UNC. His doctoral project explores the environmental, social and political impacts of an incomplete hydropower in the North-Eastern region India. In Summer 2022, he will … Continued
April 19, 2022 Diane Slocum is the recipient of both a Pre-Dissertation Summer Field Research Grant from the Institute for the Study of the Americas and a Seed Grant from the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research. Both grants will support … Continued
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