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The School of Anthropology enjoys a long tradition of academic excellence, and today is ranked one of the top five programs in the United States. 

About the School




The systematic study of human behavior and society using material culture and environmental data

Biological Anthropology

Weaves a diverse multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the biological evolution of humans and our closest relatives

Linguistic Anthropology

The study of language as a social and cultural practice

Sociocultural Anthropology

Combines theoretical and methodological innovation with a strong commitment to fieldwork and to ethnographic writing


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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

Visionary Faculty

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.

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