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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.

 

 

Department News

 

Rooted: Karla Slocum

January 12, 2023 Karla Slocum has worked for UNC-Chapel Hill for 27 years in a variety of roles, most recently as senior associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. She is … Continued

Anthropology Professor Aalyia Sadruddin Awarded Johnston Teaching Excellence Award

January 10, 2023 The word “inspiring” comes up again and again when describing Prof. Sadruddin. Only in her second year at UNC, Prof. Sadruddin has revealed herself to be a passionate, engaging professor who has already touched many students’ lives, not … Continued

Department Celebrations

November 2, 2022 Achievements by our faculty Patricia McAnany will receive the Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology on Friday, Nov. 11 in Seattle at the AAA Annual Meeting Achievements by our current & … Continued

Department Celebrations

October 19, 2022 Achievements by our current & former graduate students: Ariana Avila was awarded a Wenner-Gren Fieldwork Grant, is presenting at the International Creole Day Celebration virtual event hosted by Duke on October 28th and is serving as a … Continued

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Anthropology’s Land and Labor Acknowledgment

Rethinking Land Acknowledgments to provide context on the understanding and use of land acknowledgements in the discipline of Anthropology.