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Anthro 101 student Mackenzie Gard receives Outstanding First-Year Research Project Award

Congratulations to Anthropology 101 student Mackenzie Gard, who received an Outstanding First-Year Research Project Award for her paper “The TBI Experience: Patient, Caregiver, and Professional Perspectives on Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation"

Stuart Kirsch awarded a five-year research grant from the NOMIS Foundation

The NOMIS Foundation in Switzerland has awarded Stuart Kirsch a five-year research grant for a new project on responses to climate change, titled: "Pathways: Transitions to a Post-Carbon Future."

The Anthropology Department is made up of Four Subfields:   

What does it mean to be human?  Where have we come from?  How do we live and communicate?

What forces have shaped human physiology and social life?  


  • Understanding how we produce goods and power, make kinship and gender, decide what is right and wrong, build and destroy environments -- all in such a variety of ways;

  • Studying language and other forms of communication, such as new media, technology, and the arts;

  • Through archaeological excavations, examining big picture changes in society, culture, and biology over time -- from the deep human past to the fraught realities of lives unfolding today;

  • Investigating the evolution of human and non-human primates through study of adaptation, genetics, behavior, and ecology -- confronting the contours and limits of human uniqueness.


All faculty, staff, and students are expected to complete this daily online health screening before entering the building:

The Anthropology Virtual Main Office is staffed
Mon – Fri From 10 am – 2 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 944 4868 9146
Phone Number: 1-646-876-9923