• 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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    Bhan discusses the conflict in Kashmir with Al Jazeera, BBC News

    Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology and Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, was interviewed by several media outlets regarding India's revocation of Articles 370 and 35A and what it means for the future of Kashmir. "I expect massive resistance," Bhan told China Global Television Network (CGTN).


    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.


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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


    Undergraduate major Alexandra Figueroa Miranda

    Anthropology Major Named 2014-15 Remembrance Scholar


    Congratulations Laurah Klepinger

    Laurah Klepinger successfully defended her dissertation.


    Congratulations To Maria Boza-Cuadros and Shaundel Sanchez

    Congratulations to Maria Boza-Cuadros and Shaundel Sanchez who have been named recipients of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2015-2016


    Congratulations Nicole Wilson

    Nicole Wilson successfully defended her dissertation.