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  • 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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    • Due to public health concerns around COVID-19, all in-person public events are postponed or canceled until further notice.

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  • Commitment to Inclusion

    The Maxwell School stands in support of all who are demanding change in the face of racism, violence, and hate speech. We are committed to making our school, our university, and our communities more inclusive and just for all.

    There is absolutely no place for behavior or language that degrades any individual or group’s race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, disability, or religious beliefs.

  • Current News RSS Feed

    Bhan comments on Ayodhya, Kashmir in Deccan Herald article

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently laid the foundation for a temple at a flashpoint holy site, Ayodhya, exactly a year after imposing direct rule on Muslim-majority Kashmir, stoking fears that Modi wants to change Muslim-majority Kashmir's demographic and religious makeup along the lines of Israel's actions in the West Bank. "What I see unfolding is a Hindu settler colonial project in the making," says Mona Bhan, Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies. Read more in the Deccan Herald article "Ayodhya, Kashmir: Twin triumphs for Modi and Hindu nationalists?"


    PhD candidate Sean Reid publishes article

    PhD candidate Sean Reid publishes article  Sean Reid's latest publication Forests of History Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeological Survey in Southern Ghana. African Archaeological Review https 10.1007 s10437 020 09393 8 https epdf 10.1007 s10437 020 09393


    Three members of Maxwell School faculty earn promotion

    At their year-end meeting in early May, the Syracuse University Board of Trustees approved promotions for three Maxwell School members. One, sociologist Scott Landes, was granted tenure while being promoted to associate professor. Both Shannon Novak and A. Peter Castro were promoted to the rank of professor.


  • Student Awards RSS Feed

    Congratulations Lori Lee

    Lori Lee successfully defended her dissertation


    Congratulation Emma Golbas'14 Undergraduate Anthropology Major

    Emma Golbas '14 was accepted for the US Peace Corps for Youth Development and Education Program in Morocco for January 2015.


    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