About the Program
Anthropology is the study of humankind in cross-cultural and evolutionary perspectives. With one foot in the sciences (both social and biological) and the other in the humanities, anthropology takes a holistic approach and consists of four sub-disciplines: cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistics. Anthropologists emphasize fieldwork as a means to investigate cultural diversity and human biology in our species, past, present, and future.
Our major fulfills its mission by equipping the student with an integrated view of the discipline and providing biological, archaeological, linguistic, and cultural emphases with attention to laboratory and on-site field methods. The goal of anthropology is to construct a broader, more inclusive, and insightful view of humans/humanity in historical context.
Students majoring in anthropology are encouraged to consider summer field programs, internships, and semester-long academic programs during their junior year. Students planning such programs should consult with a department member as early as possible.
- Chair: Maria Masucci, Professor
- Professors: Linda Van Blerkom
- Associate Professors: Marc Boglioli, Allan Dawson
- Assistant Professors: Mary Davis Klabacha