• 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.

  • Commitment to Inclusion

    The Maxwell School stands in support of all students demanding change in the face of racism and hate speech on our campus. We are committed to making our school and our university a more inclusive and just community for all.

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

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    Matt Greer received two dissertation fellowships

    Matthew Greer received two fellowshipsMatt Greer, PhD candidate, received two dissertation fellowships   Andrew Mellow ACLS  and  the Carter Woodson Center Fellowship in African and African American Studies, University of Virginia. He declined the one year Mellon ACLS fellowship in favor of the


    Maria Fernanda Boza has been named a Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow

    Maria Fernanda Boza has been named a Post Doctoral Curatorial Fellow Maria Fernanda Boza who completed her doctorate last Spring  Mafe has been named a Post Doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the MARKK (Museum am Rothenbaum, Kulturen und Künste der Welt) in


    Jok weighs in on the AU's Silencing the Guns agenda in Daily Nation

    "The massive amount of gun violence that continues to occur in this part of Africa despite the efforts to control it and the many previous and on-going unsuccessful attempts by national governments and regional organisations to stem the tide of gun violence have fallen short of their promise," writes Professor Jok Madut Jok. His article, "How can AU 'Silencing the Guns' agenda respond to state failure to curb violence?," was published in Daily Nation.


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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.