• Welcome to Anthropology

    Anthropology brings a global perspective to the study of human diversity by means of in-depth research at the local level and comparative studies that explore human experience through time and across space. At Syracuse, we embrace a holistic approach to anthropology through teaching and research in archaeological, biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology.

    The Anthropology Department is within the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The college encourages faculty and students to become engaged in scholarship for the public good and to seek out and address solutions to past, present and future human problems locally and globally. This objective is consistent to the central concerns of all of the subfields of anthropology.

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    Anthropology Ph.D. degrees awarded

    On Friday, 10 May 2019 the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs held its convocation at Hendricks Chapel. Jocelyn Killmer received her Ph.D. degree, other candidates, not present, receiving degrees were Retika Desai, Ph.D., Steven Johnson Ph.D., and Christopher


    Deborah Pellow to receive Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching

    Deborah Pellow, professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and the Maxwell School, is the 2019 recipient of the William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students. A&S Dean Karin Ruhlandt will confer the prize on her at the Graduate School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 10.


    2019 Moynihan junior faculty award to be given to Pezzarossi

    This year's Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research, recognizing outstanding non-tenured faculty members at the Maxwell School, will be given to Guido Pezzarossi, assistant professor of anthropology. The award will be presented at the Maxwell School’s annual Graduate Convocation Ceremony on Friday, May 10, in Hendricks Chapel.


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    2016-17 Remembrance Scholars

    Congratulations to the 2016-17 Remembrance Scholars Soleil Young and Jose Marrero-Rosado


    Maxwell School Award for Undergraduate Scholarship

    Congratulations Sara McNamara for being awarded the Maxwell School Award for Undergraduate Scholarship


    Congratulations Edwin Kwame Otu

    Edwin Kwame Otu successfully defended his dissertation


    Congratulations Lori Klivak

    Lori Klivak Successfully defended her dissertation


    Congratulations Dwayne Scheid

    Dwayne Scheid successfully defended his dissertation.