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Maxwell / Department of Anthropology

Gender and Sexuality

Gender is a fundamental aspect of personal and social identity, and has been a focus of anthropology study since the late 1960s, with a growing focus on sexuality in the past twenty years. Social and religious constructions of gender/sexuality as well as issues related to citizenship and governance are the primary focus of anthropology at Syracuse.Gender and Sexuality_image 4

Syracuse University has one of the oldest Women and Gender Studies Programs in the country, and our course offerings and expertise have informed it for decades. Faculty and student in the Anthropology Department have done research on issues of gender/sexuality in many ethnographic regions, including Native and non-Native populations in the U.S.as well as in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia, and Europe.