AREAS OF STUDY
The systematic study of human behavior and society using material culture and environmental data
Weaves a diverse multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the biological evolution of humans and our closest relatives
The study of language as a social and cultural practice
Combines theoretical and methodological innovation with a strong commitment to fieldwork and to ethnographic writing
“The most important things I've learned are how to conduct research thoughtfully and apply scientiﬁc knowledge compassionately. As a student in Anthropology classes, I deeply appreciated how the faculty emphasize reflecting on our methods and intentions as scholars. This self-examination is at the core of producing serviceful scholarship.”
- Henry Gorton, Class of 2021
Travel to Madagascar in this Emmy-awarded video to learn about the Ranomafana Red-Bellied Lemur Project and the work of primatologist Stacey Tecot. Professor Tecot directs the Laboratory for the Evolutionary Endocrinology of Primates, or LEEP, in the School of Anthropology.