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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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  • 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

    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.


    Bhan discusses the new domicile law for Kashmir with Al Jazeera

    Mona Bhan, Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, was a guest on Al Jazeera's The Stream for the segment "What does the domicile law mean for Kashmir?" Bhan discusses the new rules that allow Indian citizens who have lived in Jammu and Kashmir for 15 years to claim a "domicile certificate" for residency benefits, as well as those who have studied there for seven years, and what they mean for Kashmiris.


  • Student Awards RSS Feed

    Congratulations Wesley Willoughby

    Wesley Willoughby successfully defended his dissertation


    Congratulations Fabiola Ortiz

    Fabiola Ortiz was awarded a research grant from Labor Research Action Network (LRAN) 


    Congratulations Alanna Warner

    Alanna Warner was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship


    Congratulations Sarah Platt

    Sarah Platt  was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship


    Congratulations Hosek and Warner - 2014 AAA BAS Student Paper/Poster Award

    Alanna Warner and Lauren Hosek graduate students in the Department of Anthropology were awarded the 2014 Biological Anthropology Section Student Prize.