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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.

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    Nimisha Thakur awarded India Junior Fellowship

    Nimisha Thakur awarded India Junior Fellowship The seventh Joe Elder College Year in India Junior Fellowship has been awarded to Nimisha Thakur, a graduate student in Anthropology at Syracuse University, for her Ph.D. dissertation research project, "Fluid Lines Gender and


    2020-2021 Critical Urban Anthropology Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award

    2020 2021 Critical Urban Anthropology Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award The Critical Urban Anthropology Association has awarded its 2020 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Emeritus Deborah Pellow.  This award is given in recognition of outstanding academic achievements, teaching, mentoring, service


    Dr. Samuel Amartey Appointment as Lecturer

    Dr. Samuel Amartey Appointment as Lecturer Dr. Samuel Amartey (SU Ph.D. in Anthropology 2021) has been appointed as Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at the University of Ghana Legon.  The Legon Department is one of the oldest


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    Sean Reid awarded Carter G. Woodson Fellowship

    Sean Reid awarded Carter G. Woodson FellowshipSean Reid, PhD candidate,  has been awarded a Carter G. Woodson Pre doctoral Fellowship for 2018 2020. His  project, “Continuity, Transformations, and Rupture in the Forests of Gold,” was selected from among a


    Congratulations Edwin Kwame Otu

    Edwin Kwame Otu successfully defended his dissertation


    Congratulations Lori Klivak

    Lori Klivak Successfully defended her dissertation


    Maxwell School Award for Undergraduate Scholarship

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


    2016-17 Remembrance Scholars

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


Department of Anthropology
209 Maxwell Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1090
Phone: +1.315.443.2200